Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
And my servant
I decreed and delivered and proclaimed, and there was no other god among you. You are my witnesses," says the Lord, "that I am God.
Don't panic! Don't be afraid! Did I not tell you beforehand and decree it? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but me? There is no other sheltering rock; I know of none.
He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that everyone might believe through him.
and you also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth."
1 Corinthians 15:15
Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that he raised Christ from the dead, when in reality he did not raise him, if indeed the dead are not raised.
And my servant
"Here is my servant whom I support, my chosen one in whom I take pleasure. I have placed my spirit on him; he will make just decrees for the nations.
Look, I made him a witness to nations, a ruler and commander of nations."
but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature.
You learned the gospel from Epaphras, our dear fellow slave -- a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf --
who then testified to everything that he saw concerning the word of God and the testimony about Jesus Christ.
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: "This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God's creation:
Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told to you since the very beginning? Have you not understood from the time the earth's foundations were made?
I will do this so people will observe and recognize, so they will pay attention and understand that the Lord's power has accomplished this, and that the Holy One of Israel has brought it into being."
I do this so people will recognize from east to west that there is no God but me; I am the Lord, I have no peer.
Remember this, so you can be brave! Think about it, you rebels!
But these are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
I am he
Who acts and carries out decrees? Who summons the successive generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, am present at the very beginning, and at the very end -- I am the one.
This is what the Lord, Israel's king, says, their protector, the Lord who commands armies: "I am the first and I am the last, there is no God but me.