Isaiah 48 ©
1 God revealed himself by prophecy, that his works might not be ascribed to idols: 9 he saveth his people for his own sake: 12 he exhorteth them to obedience because of his power and providence: 16 he lamenteth their disobedience: 20 he sendeth his people out of Babylon.
HEAR ye this, O house of Jacob, which are acalled by the name of Israel, and bare come forth out of the waters of Judah, cwhich swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of dthe God of Israel, but enot in truth, nor in righteousness.
They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
nYea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest odeal very treacherously, and wast called pa transgressor qfrom the womb.
I, even I, have spoken; yea, eI have called him: fI have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
¶Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; gI have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hhath sent me.
Thus saith the LORD, ithy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee jto profit, kwhich leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
lO that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had mthy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
¶pGo ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, qThe LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
rAnd they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: she caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he *clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.