whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed – yes, whom I made!
43:8 Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes,
those who are deaf, even though they have ears!
43:9 All nations gather together,
the peoples assemble.
Who among them announced this?
Who predicted earlier events for us? 2
Let them produce their witnesses to testify they were right;
let them listen and affirm, ‘It is true.’
43:10 You are my witnesses,” says the Lord,
“my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may consider 3 and believe in me,
and understand that I am he.
No god was formed before me,
and none will outlive me. 4
43:11 I, I am the Lord,
and there is no deliverer besides me.
43:12 I decreed and delivered and proclaimed,
and there was no other god among you.
You are my witnesses,” says the Lord, “that I am God.
43:13 From this day forward I am he;
no one can deliver from my power; 5
I will act, and who can prevent it?”
43:21 the people whom I formed for myself,
so they might praise me.” 6
1 tn Heb “everyone who is called by my name” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV).
2 tn Heb “and the former things was causing us to hear?”
3 tn Or “know” (KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).
4 tn Heb “and after me, there will not be”; NASB “there will be none after Me.”
5 tn Heb “hand” (so KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV); NLT “No one can oppose what I do.”
6 tn Heb “[so] they might declare my praise.”