13 I made the earth with my own hands.
My right hand made the sky.
And if I call them,
they will come to stand before me.
14 “All of you, come here and listen to me.
Did any of the false gods say these things would happen? No!
The Lord’s friend[a] will do what he wants
to Babylon and the Chaldeans.
15 “I told you that I would call him.
I will lead him,
and I will make him succeed.
- Isaiah 48:14 friend Or “partner.” This probably means Cyrus, king of Persia. He ruled about 550–530 B.C.