Isaiah 41:21-29

21Set forth your case, says the Lord; bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob. 22Let them bring them, and tell us what is to happen. Tell us the former things, what they are, so that we may consider them, and that we may know their outcome; or declare to us the things to come. 23Tell us what is to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; do good, or do harm, that we may be afraid and terrified. 24You, indeed, are nothing and your work is nothing at all; whoever chooses you is an abomination. 25I stirred up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun he was summoned by name. He shall trample on rulers as on mortar, as the potter treads clay. 26Who declared it from the beginning, so that we might know, and beforehand, so that we might say, “He is right”? There was no one who declared it, none who proclaimed, none who heard your words. 27I first have declared it to Zion, and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good tidings. 28But when I look there is no one; among these there is no counselor who, when I ask, gives an answer. 29No, they are all a delusion; their works are nothing; their images are empty wind.

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