1 And now listen, Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen.
Jer 30:10 Isa 41:8 Jer 4:7 Jer 46:27-28 Deut 7:6-8 Gen 17:7 Heb 3:7-8
2 Thus says Yahweh who made you, who formed you in the womb; he will help you. Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
Jer 1:5 Isa 43:1 Isa 44:24 Isa 46:3-4 Isa 43:7 Ezek 16:4-8 Isa 49:1
3 For I shall pour out water on the thirsty soil and streams on the dry ground. I shall pour out my spirit on your descendants, my blessing on your offspring,
Joel 2:28 Acts 2:17 Isa 59:21 John 7:37-39 Rev 21:6 Prov 1:23 Acts 2:39
4 and they will spring up among the grass, like willows on the banks of a stream.
Isa 58:11 Ps 1:3 Acts 2:41-47 Acts 4:4 Acts 5:14 Ezek 17:5 Isa 61:11
5 One person will say, 'I belong to Yahweh,' another will call himself by Jacob's name. On his hand another will write 'Yahweh's' and be surnamed 'Israel'.
1Pet 2:9 2Cor 8:5 Deut 26:17-19 Exod 13:9 Gal 6:16 Jer 50:5 Mic 4:2
6 Thus says Yahweh, Israel's king, Yahweh Sabaoth, his redeemer: I am the first and I am the last; there is no God except me.
Isa 41:4 Isa 43:10-11 Rev 1:8 Isa 48:17 Isa 44:8 Isa 48:12 Rev 22:13
7 Who is like me? Let him call out, let him affirm it and convince me it is so; let him say what has been happening since I instituted an eternal people, and predict to them what will happen next!
Isa 41:26 Isa 41:22 Isa 46:9-10 Acts 17:26 Deut 32:8 Gen 17:7-8 Isa 41:4
8 Have no fear, do not be afraid: have I not told you and revealed it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God except me? There is no Rock; I know of none.
Isa 43:10 Deut 4:35 1Sam 2:2 Deut 4:39 John 1:1 John 10:30 Deut 32:39
9 The makers of idols are all nothingness; the works they delight in serve no purpose. And these are the witness against them: they see nothing, they know nothing; and so they will be put to shame.
Isa 41:24 Jer 10:14-15 Isa 41:29 Jer 10:3-8 Ps 97:7 1Cor 8:4 1Kgs 18:26-40
10 Who ever fashioned a god or cast an image without hope of gain?
Jer 10:5 Acts 19:26 Hab 2:18 1Cor 8:4 1Kgs 12:28 Dan 3:1 Dan 3:14
11 Watch how all its devotees will be put to shame, and the men who made it too, who are only human. Let them all assemble, let them stand forward and feel both fear and shame!
Isa 42:17 Isa 45:16 Isa 1:29 Ps 97:7 1Kgs 18:19-29 1Kgs 18:40 1Sam 5:3-7
12 The blacksmith makes an axe over the charcoal, beats it into shape with a hammer, works on it with his strong arm. Then he feels hungry and his strength deserts him; having drunk no water, he is exhausted.
Isa 40:19 Isa 41:6-7 Isa 46:6-7 Exod 32:4 Exod 32:8 Hab 2:13 Jer 10:3-11
13 The wood carver takes his measurements, outlines the image with chalk, executes it with the chisel, following the outline with a compass. He makes it look like a human being, with human standards of beauty, so that it can reside in a house.
Judg 17:4-5 Ps 115:5-7 Acts 17:29 Deut 4:16-18 Deut 4:28 Deut 27:15 Exod 20:4-5
14 He has cut down cedars, has selected an oak and a terebinth which he has grown for himself among the trees in the forest and has planted a pine tree which the rain has nourished.
Isa 40:20 Hab 2:19 Hos 4:12 Jer 10:3-8
15 Once it is suitable to burn, he takes some of it to warm himself; having kindled it, he bakes bread. But he also makes a god and worships it; he makes an idol from it and bows down before it.
2Chr 25:14 Isa 44:10 Isa 45:20 Judg 2:19 Rev 9:20
16 Half of it he burns on the fire, over this half he roasts meat, eats it and is replete; at the same time he warms himself and says, 'Ah, how warm I am, watching the flames!'
17 With the remainder he makes a god, his idol, bows down before it, worships it and prays to it. 'Save me,' he says, 'for you are my god.'
Isa 45:20 1Kgs 18:26 Dan 3:17 Dan 3:29 Dan 6:16 Dan 6:20-22 Dan 6:27
18 They know nothing, they understand nothing, since their eyes are incapable of seeing and their hearts of reflecting.
Isa 6:9-10 2Cor 4:3-4 Jer 5:21 John 12:39-40 Ps 81:12 Isa 29:10 Prov 2:5-9
19 Not one of them looks into his heart, not one of them has the knowledge and wit to think, 'I burned half of it on the fire and cooked food over the embers. Am I right to make something disgusting out of what is left? Am I right to bow down before a block of wood?'
Deut 27:15 1Kgs 11:5 1Kgs 11:7 2Kgs 23:13 Deut 32:46 Exod 7:23 Ezek 40:4
20 He hankers after ashes, his deluded heart has led him astray; he will not save himself, he will not think, 'What I have in my hand is nothing but a lie!'
Job 15:31 Ps 102:9 Hos 4:12 Hos 12:1 Rom 1:25 Rom 1:28 1Kgs 22:20-23
21 Remember these things, Jacob, and Israel, since you are my servant. I formed you, you are my servant; Israel, I shall not forget you.
Isa 44:1-2 Isa 43:15 Deut 4:9 Deut 4:23 Deut 31:19-21 Deut 32:18 Isa 41:8-9
22 I have dispelled your acts of revolt like a cloud and your sins like a mist. Come back to me, for I have redeemed you.
Isa 43:25 1Cor 6:20 Isa 43:1 Ps 51:9 1Pet 1:18-19 Isa 48:20 Ps 51:1
23 Heavens, shout for joy, for Yahweh has acted! Underworld, shout aloud! Shout for joy, you mountains, forests and all your trees! For Yahweh has redeemed Jacob and displayed his glory in Israel.
Isa 49:13 Ps 69:34 Isa 49:3 Jer 51:48 Ps 96:11-12 Ps 98:7-8 1Pet 4:11
24 Thus says Yahweh, your redeemer, he who formed you in the womb: I, Yahweh, have made all things, I alone spread out the heavens. When I hammered the earth into shape, who was with me?
Isa 42:5 Isa 45:12 Isa 43:14 Isa 40:22 Isa 51:13 Job 9:8 Isa 44:2
25 I, who foil the omens of soothsayers and make fools of diviners, who confound sages turning their knowledge into folly,
Job 5:12-14 Ps 33:10 2Sam 15:31 Jer 50:36 Jer 51:57 Dan 5:6-8 Isa 29:14
26 who confirm the word of my servant and make the plans of my envoys succeed; who say to Jerusalem, 'You will be inhabited,' and to the towns of Judah, 'You will be rebuilt and I shall restore the ruins of Jerusalem';
Zech 1:6 Isa 42:9 Isa 60:10 Isa 54:11-12 1Kgs 18:36-38 2Pet 1:19-21 Acts 2:25-28
27 who say to the ocean, 'Dry up! I shall make your rivers run dry';
Isa 42:15 Jer 50:38 Jer 51:36 Isa 11:15-16 Isa 43:16 Isa 51:15 Jer 51:32
28 who say to Cyrus, 'My shepherd.' He will perform my entire will by saying to Jerusalem, 'You will be rebuilt,' and to the Temple, 'You will be refounded.'
Isa 45:1 Isa 45:13 Isa 45:3 Dan 10:1 Ezra 6:3-18 Isa 46:11 Isa 48:14-15