Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
The Lord now summons Israel and all the nations to a court test. They were to bring their witnesses as to the ability of idols to predict future events. If they were unable to testify that the idols were powerful, they were to acknowledge that only God is true. The LORD calls Israel as His witnesses; they should testify that He is the only true God, that He is eternal, that besides Him there is no Saviour and Deliverer, and that His decrees and acts cannot be thwarted.