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48:1 Hear you this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness
48:2 (for they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; Yahweh of Hosts is his name):
48:3 I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, and they happened.
48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;
48:5 therefore I have declared it to you from of old; before it came to pass I showed it you; lest you should say, My idol has done them, and my engraved image, and my molten image, has commanded them.
48:8 Yes, you didn`t hear; yes, you didn`t know; yes, from of old your ear was not opened: for I knew that you did deal very treacherously, and was called a transgressor from the womb.
48:9 For my name`s sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off.
48:12 Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
48:14 Assemble yourselves, all you, and hear; who among them has declared these things? He whom Yahweh loves shall perform his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm [shall be on] the Chaldeans.
48:15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him; I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
48:16 Come you near to me, hear you this; from the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord Yahweh has sent me, and his Spirit.
48:18 Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
48:19 your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your loins like the grains of it: his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before me.
48:20 Go you forth from Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans; with a voice of singing declare you, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth: say you, Yahweh has redeemed his servant Jacob.
48:22 There is no peace, says Yahweh, to the wicked.