Yahweh is the powerful first and the last (Isa 48:12-48:13)

“Listen to me!

O Jacob!

O Israel!

I have called you!

I am He.

I am the first.

I am the last.

My hand laid

The foundation of the earth.

My right hand

Spread out the heavens.

When I summon them,

They stand at attention.”

Once again, Second Isaiah has the theme of listening, as if they were not. This call is to Jacob and Israel. Yahweh is the first and the last. His right hand laid the foundation of the earth and stretched out the heavens. He makes both heaven and earth stand at attention when he summons them. Yahweh is the all powerful beginning and end of everything.

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