which among them hath declared these things?
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I willcut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more beremembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamedevery one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear arough garment to deceive:
But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught meto keep cattle from my youth.
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs,ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout allAsia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that thetemple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificenceshould be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out,saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius andAristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed withone accord into the theatre.
The LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and hisarm shall be on the Chaldeans. God is the one who knows and controlsthe future. Only God had the ability to the historical events that wereabout to unfold in the conquest of King Cyrus of Persia.
I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make hisway prosperous.
King Cyrus, amazing rise to power was because of God.
Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; fromthe time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
We see a single voice speaking throughout this chapter speaking in thefirst person about all that He has done, but who is speaking? To theHebrew, it was God, but in verse 16 the Speaker is revealed to beSomeone other than God the Father.