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.
In the Master shall all the offspring of Israel be justified (enjoy righteousness, salvation, and victory) and shall glory.
This is a matter out of man’s concept of My Being but! My time is set now to enlighten all. My love is infinitely higher than your concept of love. I am a Mighty One of justice. I will not deprive My children of any good thing. On the contrary, My aim is to establish My children for eternity.