1 Thus saith the Lord to his a, to b, whose right hand I have c, to d nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the e; and the gates shall not be shut;
2 I will go before thee, and make the a places straight: I will b in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
3 And I will give thee the a, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy b, am the c of Israel.
4 For Jacob my a sake, and Israel mine b, I have even c thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
5 ¶a the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6 That they may know from the a of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
7 I form the a, and create darkness: I make peace, and create b: I the Lord do all these things.
8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down a: let the earth open, and let b bring forth c, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
9 Woe unto him that a with his b! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the c say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to a, What hast thou brought forth?
11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my a, and concerning the b of my hands c.
12 I have a the earth, and b man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their c have I commanded.
13 I have raised a up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall b my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for c nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.
14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour of a, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come b thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is c else, there is no God.
15 Verily thou art a God that a thyself, O God of Israel, the b.
16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of a.
17 But Israel shall be a in the b with an everlasting c: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
18 For thus saith the Lord that a the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be b: I am the Lord; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in a, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak b, I declare things that are c.
20 ¶Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are a of the b: they have no c that set up the wood of their graven image, and d unto a god that cannot save.
21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a a God and a b; there is none beside me.
22 a unto me, and be ye b, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every a shall bow, every tongue shall b.
24 Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and a: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be a, and shall glory.