48 Hear this, O house of Jacob,
who are called by the name of Israel,
and who came forth from the loinsa of Judah;
who swear by the name of the Lord,
and invoke the God of Israel,
but not in truth or right.
and lean on the God of Israel;
the Lord of hosts is his name.
they went out from my mouth and I made them known;
then suddenly I did them and they came to pass.
and your neck is an iron sinew
and your forehead brass,
before they came to pass I announced them to you,
so that you would not say, “My idol did them,
my carved image and my cast image commanded them.”
and will you not declare it?
From this time forward I make you hear new things,
hidden things that you have not known.
before today you have never heard of them,
so that you could not say, “I already knew them.”
from of old your ear has not been opened.
For I knew that you would deal very treacherously,
and that from birth you were called a rebel.
for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you,
so that I may not cut you off.
10 See, I have refined you, but not likeb silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of adversity.
for why should my namec be profaned?
My glory I will not give to another.
and Israel, whom I called:
I am He; I am the first,
and I am the last.
and my right hand spread out the heavens;
when I summon them,
they stand at attention.
Who among them has declared these things?
The Lord loves him;
he shall perform his purpose on Babylon,
and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.
I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret,
from the time it came to be I have been there.
And now the Lord God has sent me and his spirit.
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you for your own good,
who leads you in the way you should go.
Then your prosperity would have been like a river,
and your success like the waves of the sea;
and your descendants like its grains;
their name would never be cut off
or destroyed from before me.
declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it,
send it forth to the end of the earth;
say, “The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!”
he made water flow for them from the rock;
he split open the rock and the water gushed out.
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