Is 45:15-25 Friday Morning 1
Truly, you are a God who keeps hidden, * the God of Israel, the Savior.
They are shamed and disgraced * all together,
they go away confounded, * the makers of idols.
But Israel, Yahweh will save you, * save you for all time.
You will never be ashamed or disgraced * in future ages.
Yes, thus says Yahweh, * the God who created the sky,
he who made the earth and shaped it, * he who made it firm,
who did not create it a desert, * but made it to be lived in:
“I am Yahweh * there is no other.
I have not spoken in secret, * in some dark corner of the earth.
I never told Jacob's sons: * 'Look for me in an empty desert.’
But I, Yahweh, speak the truth, * and tell exactly what will happen.
Gather together and come near, * you survivors of the nations.
You know nothing, * who carry around your wooden idols,
and keep on praying * to a god that cannot save you.
Speak up and state your case, * take counsel with one another.
Who made this known beforehand, * and foretold it long ago?
Was it not I, Yahweh? * There is no god besides me.
I am a just and saving God; * there is no other god but I.
Turn to me to be saved, * all people throughout the world!
For I am God; * there is no other.
By my life I swear, * I announce the victory, * an event that will surely happen.
To me every knee shall bend; * by me every tongue shall swear.
They will say: 'From Yahweh alone * come victory and power.’”
To him will come defeated * all who opposed him.
Through Yahweh will come victory and glory * for the whole people of Israel.