26 Who told of this from the beginning,(A) so we could know,
    or beforehand, so we could say, ‘He was right’?
No one told of this,
    no one foretold(B) it,
    no one heard any words(C) from you.

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All the nations gather together(A)
    and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold(B) this
    and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
    so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”

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Who then is like me?(A) Let him proclaim it.
    Let him declare and lay out before me
what has happened since I established my ancient people,
    and what is yet to come—
    yes, let them foretell(B) what will come.

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21 Declare what is to be, present it—
    let them take counsel together.
Who foretold(A) this long ago,
    who declared it from the distant past?(B)
Was it not I, the Lord?
    And there is no God apart from me,(C)
a righteous God(D) and a Savior;(E)
    there is none but me.

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14 “Come together,(A) all of you, and listen:
    Which of the idols has foretold(B) these things?
The Lord’s chosen ally(C)
    will carry out his purpose(D) against Babylon;(E)
    his arm will be against the Babylonians.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 48:14 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 20