11 Thus says the Lord,
The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:
(A)“Ask Me of things to come concerning (B)My sons;
And concerning (C)the work of My hands, you command Me.
12 (D)I have made the earth,
And (E)created man on it.
I—My hands—stretched out the heavens,
And (F)all their host I have commanded.
13 (G)I have raised him up in righteousness,
And I will [a]direct all his ways;
He shall (H)build My city
And let My exiles go free,
(I)Not for price nor reward,”
Says the Lord of hosts.

The Lord, the Only Savior

14 Thus says the Lord:

(J)“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 (K)in chains;
And they shall bow down to you.
They will make supplication to you, saying, (L)‘Surely God is in you,
And there is no other;
(M)There is no other God.’ ”

15 Truly You are God, (N)who hide Yourself,
O God of Israel, the Savior!
16 They shall be (O)ashamed
And also disgraced, all of them;
They shall go in confusion together,
Who are makers of idols.
17 (P)But Israel shall be saved by the Lord
With an (Q)everlasting salvation;
You shall not be ashamed or (R)disgraced
Forever and ever.

18 For thus says the Lord,
(S)Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it [b]in vain,
Who formed it to be (T)inhabited:
(U)“I am the Lord, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in (V)secret,
In a dark place of the earth;
I did not say to the seed of Jacob,
‘Seek Me [c]in vain’;
(W)I, the Lord, speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:13 Or make all his ways straight
  2. Isaiah 45:18 Or empty, a waste
  3. Isaiah 45:19 Or in a waste place