Isaiah 44:24-26 Expanded Bible (EXB)
24 This is what the Lord ·who saved you [your redeemer] says,
the one who formed you in ·your mother’s body [L the womb]:
“I, the Lord, made everything,
stretching out the skies by myself
and spreading out the earth all alone.
25 I ·show that the signs of the lying prophets are false [L frustrate the signs of babblers/or empty talkers];
I make fools of ·those who do magic [diviners].
I ·confuse even [reverse what is said by] the wise;
they think they know much, but I make ·them look foolish [their knowledge into foolishness].
26 I ·make the messages of my servants come true [confirm my servants’ words];
I make the ·advice [or prophecies] of my messengers come true.
I say to Jerusalem,
‘·People will live in you again [L It will be inhabited]!’
I say to the towns of Judah,
‘You will be built again!’
I say to Jerusalem’s ruins,
‘I will ·repair you [raise you up].’