For my name’s sake, I will defer my anger, and for my praise, I hold it back for you so that I don’t cut you off.
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver. I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
For my own sake, for my own sake, I will do it; for how would my name be profaned?
I will not give my glory to another.
“Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he. I am the first. I am also the last.
Yes, my hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spread out the heavens. When I call to them, they stand up together.
“Assemble yourselves, all of you, and hear!