|48||Revised Standard Version||Passage|
|"Hearken to me, O Jacob, |
and Israel, whom I called!
I am He, I am the first,
and I am the last.
|Cyrus - the LORD's chosen conqueror. Is.48.12-16|
|"Assemble, all of you, and hear! |
Who among them has declared these things?
The LORD loves him;
he shall perform his purpose on Babylon,
and his arm shall be against the Chalde'ans.
|I, even I, have spoken and called him, |
I have brought him,
and he will prosper in his way.
|Draw near to me, hear this: |
from the beginning I have not spoken in secret,
from the time it came to be I have been there."
And now the Lord GOD has sent me and his Spirit.