Isaiah 48:1-5

Israel Refined for God’s Glory

1 Hear this, O house of Jacob,
a  who are called by the name of Israel,
and b  who came from the waters of Judah,
c  who swear by the name of the  Lord
and confess the God of Israel,
but not in truth or right.
2For they call themselves after the holy city,
d  and stay themselves on the God of Israel;
the  Lord of hosts is his name.
3 “The former things e  I declared of old;
they went out from my mouth, and I announced them;
then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.
4Because I know that f  you are obstinate,
and your neck is an iron sinew
and your forehead brass,
5 g  I declared them to you from of old,
before they came to pass I announced them to you,
lest you should say h  ‘My idol did them,
my carved image and my metal image commanded them.’
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