Coverdale(i) 1 Heare this, O thou house of Iacob: ye yt are called by the name of Israel, and are come out of one stocke wt Iuda: which sweare by the name of the LORDE, and beare witnesse by the God of Israel (but not wt treuth and right) 2 which are called fre men of the holy citie, as they that loke for conforth in the God of Israel, whose name is the LORDE of hoostes. 3 The thinges that I shewed you euer sence the begynnynge: Haue I not brought the to passe, immediatly as they came out of my mouth, and declared them? And they are come? 4 Howbeit I knewe that thou art obstinate, and that thy neck hath an yron vane, and that thy brow is of brasse. 5 Neuertheles I haue euer sence the begynnynge shewed the of thinges for to come, and declared the vnto the, or euer they came to passe: that thou shuldest not saye: myne Idol hath done it, my carued or cast ymage hath shewed it. 6 Heare & considre all these thinges, whether it was ye that prophecied the: But as for me, I tolde the before at the begynnynge, new & secrete thinges, yt thou knewest not of: 7 And some done now not of olde time, wherof thou neuer herdest, before they were brought to passe: that thou canst not saye: I knewe of them. 8 Morouer there be some wherof thou hast nether herde ner knowne, nether haue they bene opened vnto thine eares afore tyme. For I knew that thou woldest maliciousli offende, therfore haue I called the a transgressoure, euen from thy mothers wombe. 9 Neuertheles for my names sake, I haue withdrawen my wrath, and for myne honours sake I haue ouersene the, so that I haue not rooted the out. 10 Beholde I haue pourged the, and not for moneye. I haue chosen the in the fyre of pouerte, 11 And that only for myne owne sake, for I geue myne Honoure to none other, that thou shuldest not despise me. 12 Herken vnto me o Iacob, & Israel who I haue called. I am euen he that is, I am ye first and the last. 13 My honde is the foundacion of the earth, & my right honde spanneth ouer the heauens. As soone as I called the they were there. 14 Gather you all together, ad herken: Which of yonder goddes hath declared this, that the LORDE wil do by the kinge of Babilon, (whom he loueth & fauoureth) and by the Caldees his arme? 15 I my self alone haue tolde you this before. Yee I shal call him and bringe him forth, & geue him a prosperous iourneye. 16 Come nye & heare this: haue I spoke eny thige darckly sence the begynnynge? whe a thige begynneth, I am there. Wherfore the LORDE God with his sprete hath sent me, 17 And thus saieth the LORDE thine avenger, the holyone of Israel: I am ye LORDE thy God, which teach the profitable thinges, and lede ye the waye, that thou shuldest go 18 Yf thou wilt now regarde my comaundement, thy welthynes shalbe as the water streame: & thy rightuousnes as the wawes flowinge in the see. 19 Thy sede shalbe like as the sonde in the see, & the frute of thy body, like the grauel stones therof: Thy name shal not be roted out, nor destroyed before me. 20 Ye shal go awaye from Babilon, and escape the Caldees with a mery voyce. This shalbe spoken of, declared abrode, & go forth vnto the ende of the worlde: so that it shalbe sayde: The LORDE hath defended his seruaunte Iacob, 21 that they suffred no thurste, whe they trauayled in the wildernesse. He claue the rockes a sonder, and the water gusshed out. 22 As for the vngodly, they haue no peace, saieth the LORDE.