Isaiah 48:3
Good News Translation
The LORD says to Israel, "Long ago I predicted what would take place; then suddenly I made it happen.

Contemporary English Version
Long ago I announced what was going to be, then without warning, I made it happen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The former things of old, I have declared, and they went forth out of my mouth, and I have made them to be heard: I did them suddenly and they came to pass.

New American Bible
Things of the past I declared long ago, they went forth from my mouth, I announced them; then suddenly I took action and they came to be.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The former things of old, I have declared, and they went forth out of my mouth, and I have made them to be heard: I did them suddenly and they came to pass.

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Isaiah 41:22 Let them come, and tell us all things that are to come: tell us the former things what they were: and we will set our heart upon them and shall know the latter end of them, and tell us the things that are to come.

Isaiah 42:9 The things that were first, behold they are come: and new things do I declare: before they spring forth, I will make you hear them.

Isaiah 43:9 All the nations are assembled together, and the tribes are gathered: who among you can declare this, and shall make us hear the former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, let them be justified, and hear, and say: It is truth.

Isaiah 44:7,8 Who is like to me? let him call and declare: and let him set before me the order, since I appointed the ancient people: and the things to come, and that shall be hereafter, let them shew unto them. . . .

Isaiah 45:21 Tell ye, and come, and consult together: who hath declared this from the beginning, who hath foretold this from that time? Have not I the Lord, and there is no God else besides me? A just God and a saviour, there is none besides me.

Isaiah 46:9,10 Remember this, and be ashamed: return, ye transgressors, to the heart. . . .

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Isaiah 10:12-19,33,34 And it shall come to pass, that when the Lord shall have performed all his works in mount Sion, and in Jerusalem, I will visit the fruit of the proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of the haughtiness of his eyes. . . .

Isaiah 37:7,29,36-38 Behold, I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a message, and shall return to his own country, and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own country. . . .

Joshua 21:45 Not so much as one word, which he had promised to perform unto them, was made void, but all came to pass.

Joshua 23:14,15 Behold this day I am going into the way of all the earth, and you shall know with all your mind that of all the words which the Lord promised to perform for you, not one hath failed, . . .

Context
Israel's Stubbornness
2For they are called of the holy city, and are established upon the God of Israel: the Lord of hosts is his name. 3The former things of old, I have declared, and they went forth out of my mouth, and I have made them to be heard: I did them suddenly and they came to pass.4For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.…
Cross References
Joshua 21:45
Not so much as one word, which he had promised to perform unto them, was made void, but all came to pass.

Isaiah 29:5
And the multitude of them that fan thee, shall be like small dust: and as ashes passing away, the multitude of them that have prevailed against thee.

Isaiah 30:13
Therefore shall this iniquity be to you as a breach that falleth, and is found wanting in a high wall, for the destruction thereof shall come on a sudden, when it is not looked for.

Isaiah 41:22
Let them come, and tell us all things that are to come: tell us the former things what they were: and we will set our heart upon them and shall know the latter end of them, and tell us the things that are to come.

Isaiah 41:27
The first shall say to Sion: Behold they are here, and to Jerusalem I will give an evangelist.

Isaiah 42:9
The things that were first, behold they are come: and new things do I declare: before they spring forth, I will make you hear them.

Isaiah 43:9
All the nations are assembled together, and the tribes are gathered: who among you can declare this, and shall make us hear the former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, let them be justified, and hear, and say: It is truth.

Isaiah 44:7
Who is like to me? let him call and declare: and let him set before me the order, since I appointed the ancient people: and the things to come, and that shall be hereafter, let them shew unto them.

Isaiah 44:8
Fear ye not, neither be ye troubled from that time I have made thee to hear, and have declared: you are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me, a maker, whom I have not known?

Isaiah 45:21
Tell ye, and come, and consult together: who hath declared this from the beginning, who hath foretold this from that time? Have not I the Lord, and there is no God else besides me? A just God and a saviour, there is none besides me.

Isaiah 46:10
Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:

Additional Translations
I foretold the former things long ago; they came out of My mouth; I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.

I have declared the former things from of old; yea, they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

and they that have proceeded out of my mouth, and it became well known; I wrought suddenly, and the events came to pass.

I have declared the former things long ago; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I caused them to be heard: I wrought suddenly, and they came to pass.

I have declared the former things from of old; yea, they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them: suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth from my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.

I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them: suddenly I did them, and they happened.

The former things from that time I declared, And from my mouth they have gone forth, And I proclaim them, Suddenly I have done, and it cometh.
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