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13 Yes, my hand founded the earth;
my right hand spread out the sky.
I summon them;
they stand together.
14 All of you, gather together and listen!
Who among them[a] announced these things?
The Lord’s ally[b] will carry out his desire against Babylon;
he will exert his power against the Babylonians.[c]
15 I, I have spoken—
yes, I have summoned him;
I lead him and he will succeed.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 48:14 sn This probably refers to the idol gods (see v. 5).
  2. Isaiah 48:14 tn Or “friend,” or “covenant partner.” sn The Lord’s ally is a reference to Cyrus.
  3. Isaiah 48:14 tn Heb “and his arm [against] the Babylonians.”
  4. Isaiah 48:15 tn Heb “and his way will be prosperous.”

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