That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of HaShem hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Produce your cause, saith HaShem; bring forth your reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
Let them bring them forth, and declare unto us the things that shall happen; the former things, what are they? Declare ye, that we may consider, and know the end of them; or announce to us things to come.
Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods; yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
Behold, ye are nothing, and your work a thing of nought; an abomination is he that chooseth you.
I have roused up one from the north, and he is come, from the rising of the sun one that calleth upon My name; and he shall come upon rulers as upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay.
Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say that he is right? Yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that announceth, yea, there is none that heareth your utterances.
A harbinger unto Zion will I give: 'Behold, behold them', and to Jerusalem a messenger of good tidings.
And I look, but there is no man; even among them, but there is no counsellor, that, when I ask of them, can give an answer.
Behold, all of them, their works are vanity and nought; their molten images are wind and confusion.