14 Thus says the Lord:
b“The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush
And of the Sabeans, men of stature,
Shall come over to you, and they shall be yours;
They shall walk behind you,
They shall come over cin chains;
And they shall bow down to you.
They will make supplication to you, saying, d‘Surely God is in you,
And there is no other;
eThere is no other God.’ ”
15 Truly You are God, fwho hide Yourself,
O God of Israel, the Savior!
16 They shall be gashamed
And also disgraced, all of them;
They shall go in confusion together,
Who are makers of idols.
17 hBut Israel shall be saved by the Lord
With an ieverlasting salvation;
You shall not be ashamed or jdisgraced
Forever and ever.
kWho created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it 5in vain,
Who formed it to be linhabited:
m“I am the Lord, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in nsecret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
‘Seek Me 6in vain’;
oI, the Lord, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.
Draw near together,
You who have escaped from the nations.
pThey have no knowledge,
Who carry the wood of their carved image,
And pray to a god that cannot save.
Yes, let them take counsel together.
qWho has declared this from ancient time?
Who has told it from that time?
Have not I, the Lord?
rAnd there is no other God besides Me,
A just God and a Savior;
There is none besides Me.
sAll you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 tI have sworn by Myself;
The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
And shall not return,
That to Me every uknee shall bow,
vEvery tongue shall take an oath.
To Him men shall come,
And xall shall be ashamed
Who are incensed against Him.
25 yIn the Lord all the descendants of Israel
Shall be justified, and zshall glory.’ ”
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