14Assemble, all of you, and hear!
Who among them has declared these things?
The Lord loves him;
he shall perform his purpose on Babylon,
and his arm shall be against the Chaldeans.15I, even I, have spoken and called him,
I have brought him, and he will prosper in his way.16Draw near to me, hear this!
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret,
from the time it came to be I have been there.
And now the Lord GOD has sent me and his spirit.
17Thus says the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you for your own good,
who leads you in the way you should go.18O that you had paid attention to my commandments!
Then your prosperity would have been like a river,
and your success like the waves of the sea;19your offspring would have been like the sand,
and your descendants like its grains;
their name would never be cut off
or destroyed from before me.
20Go out from Babylon, flee from Chaldea,
declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it,
send it forth to the end of the earth;
say, “The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!”21They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts;
he made water flow for them from the rock;
he split open the rock and the water gushed out.
22“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”