Thus says the Master: The labor and wealth of Egypt and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you and they shall be yours; they shall follow you; in chains [of subjection to you] they shall come over, and they shall fall down before you; they shall make supplication to you, saying, Surely the Creator is with you, and there is no other, no Creator besides Him.
Truly You are a Mighty Creator Who hides Himself, O Mighty Creator of Israel, the Redeemer.
They shall be put to shame, yes, confounded, all of them; they who are makers of idols shall go off into confusion together.
But Israel shall be saved by the Master with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity.
For thus says the Master–Who created the heavens, the Creator Himself, Who formed the earth and made it, Who established it and did not create it to be a worthless waste; He formed it to be inhabited–I am the Master, and there is no one else.
I have not spoken in secret, in a corner of the land of darkness; I did not call the descendants of Jacob [to a fruitless service], saying, Seek Me for nothing [but I promised them a just reward]. I, the Master, speak righteousness (the truth–trustworthy, straightforward correspondence between deeds and words); I declare things that are right.
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about [in religious processions or into battle] their wooden idols and keep on praying to a god that cannot save.
Declare and bring forward your strong arguments [for praying to gods that cannot save]; yes, take counsel together. Who announced this [the rise of Cyrus and his conquests] beforehand (long ago)? [What god] declared it of old? Was it not I, the Master? And there is no other Creator besides Me, a rigidly and uncompromisingly just and righteous Mighty One—Creator and Savior; there is none besides Me.
Look to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am the Almighty Creator, and there is no other.
I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness and shall not return, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear [allegiance].
Only in the Master shall one say, I have righteousness (salvation and victory) and strength [to achieve]. To Him shall all come who were incensed against Him, and they shall be ashamed.