God’s Ancient Plan to Redeem Israel

12 “Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, (A)I am the (B)First,
I am also the Last.
13 Indeed (C)My hand has laid the foundation of the earth,
And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;
When (D)I call to them,
They stand up together.

14 “All of you, assemble yourselves, and hear!
Who among them has declared these things?
(E)The Lord loves him;
(F)He shall do His pleasure on Babylon,
And His arm shall be against the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken;
Yes, (G)I have called him,
I have brought him, and his way will prosper.

16 “Come near to Me, hear this:
(H)I have not spoken in secret from the beginning;
From the time that it was, I was there.
And now (I)the Lord God and His Spirit
[a]Have sent Me.”

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  1. Isaiah 48:16 Heb. verb is sing.; or Has sent Me and His Spirit

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