God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 Peter 1:21
For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
(as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old),
whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God spoke long ago by the mouth of his holy prophets.
All his works are known to God from eternity.'
The prophets who have been before me and before you of old prophesied against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled. Who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, "That is true."
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.
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
"You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, 'You shall not murder;' and 'Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.'
"Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'
I remember your ordinances of old, Yahweh, and have comforted myself.
in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before time began;
Declare and present it. Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has shown this from ancient time? Who has declared it of old? Haven't I, Yahweh? There is no other God besides me, a just God and a Savior; There is no one besides me.
therefore I have declared it to you from of old; before it came to pass I showed it to you; lest you should say, 'My idol has done them, and my engraved image, and my molten image, has commanded them.'
Yahweh has done that which he purposed; he has fulfilled his word that he commanded in the days of old; He has thrown down, and has not pitied: He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you; he has exalted the horn of your adversaries.
which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
You will give truth to Jacob, and mercy to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.