Whose right hand I have taken hold of+
To subdue nations before him,+
To disarm* kings,
To open before him the double doors,
So that the gates will not be shut:
The copper doors I will break in pieces,
And the iron bars I will cut down.+
3 I will give you the treasures in the darkness
And the hidden treasures in the concealed places,+
So that you may know that I am Jehovah,
The God of Israel, who is calling you by your name.+
4 For the sake of my servant Jacob and of Israel my chosen one,
I am calling you by your name.
I am giving you a name of honor, although you did not know me.
5 I am Jehovah, and there is no one else.
There is no God except me.+
I will strengthen* you, although you did not know me,
6 In order that people may know
From the rising of the sun to its setting*
That there is none besides me.+
I am Jehovah, and there is no one else.+
I, Jehovah, am doing all these things.
Let the earth open up and be fruitful with salvation,
And let it cause righteousness to spring up at the same time.+
I, Jehovah, have created it.”
For he is just an earthenware fragment
Among the other earthenware fragments lying on the ground!
Or should your work say: “He has no hands”?*
10 Woe to the one who says to a father: “What do you become father to?”
And to a woman: “What are you giving birth to?”*
“Would you question me about the things coming
And command me about my sons+ and the works of my hands?
He is the one who will build my city+
14 This is what Jehovah says:
Will come over to you and become yours.
They will walk behind you in chains.
They will come over and bow down to you.+
To you they will say in prayer, ‘Surely God is with you,+
And there is no one else; there is no other God.’”
16 They will all be put to shame and be humiliated;
The makers of idols will all go off in disgrace.+
You will not be put to shame or disgraced for all eternity.+
18 For this is what Jehovah says,
The Creator of the heavens,+ the true God,
The One who formed the earth, its Maker who firmly established it,+
“I am Jehovah, and there is no one else.
I did not say to the offspring* of Jacob,
‘Seek me simply for nothing.’*
I am Jehovah, who speaks what is righteous and declares what is upright.+
20 Gather together and come.
Approach together, you escapees from the nations.+
They know nothing, those who carry around carved images
And pray to a god that cannot save them.+
21 Make your report, present your case.
Let them consult together in unity.
Who foretold this long ago
And declared it from times past?
Is it not I, Jehovah?
23 By myself I have sworn;
The word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness,
And it will not return:+
To me every knee will bend,
Every tongue will swear loyalty+
24 And say, ‘Surely in Jehovah are true righteousness and strength.
All those enraged against him will come before him in shame.