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24 The Eternal, your rescuing hero who formed you before birth, declares,

Eternal One: I am the Eternal, Creator of all there is and will be.
        I alone stretched out the heavens and spread out the blue earth.
25     I confound the lying swindlers who claim to tell the future,
        and I make the fortune-tellers look like fools.
    I stop the highbrow intellectuals in their tracks,
        and I show the fault of their reasoning.
26     But I stand behind the words of My servants,
        and I accomplish what they predict.
    The one who says about Jerusalem, “This place will be built up again”;
        about Judah’s cities, “They will be restored”:
    I confirm their predictions. They will rise from their ruins.

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