Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come. Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together. Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.
God switched back to His controversy with the nations. He challenged them to produce idols which can predict things to come, or even account for things that already are. He told them to prophesy, let them do good or evil, or to do anything to show that they can do something. But they could not. It will be a lesson to all that the LORD really cares for His own.