“You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah. This is taken from Isaiah 43:10.
The Israelites worship the God, Jehovah, whereas the other nations worship their own deities. At the time of the prophet Isaiah, Jehovah compare the world situation to that of a court trial. He challenged the gods of the nations to produce witness to confirm their divinity. This is shown and Isaiah 43:9, “Let all the nations assemble in one place, And let the peoples be gathered together. Who among them can tells this? Or can they cause us to hear the first things? Let them present their witnesses to prove themselves right, Or let them here and say, ‘It is the truth!'””
The gods of the nations were unable to produce any evidence of the godship. They were mere idols that were speechless and that needed to be carried around. Isaiah 46:5 –7 tells us: “To whom will you liken me or make me equal or compare me, So that we should resemble each other? There are those who lavish gold from their purses; They weigh the silver on the scale. They hire a metalworker, and he makes it into a god. Then they prostrate themselves, yes, they worship it. They left it to their shoulders; They carry and put it in its place, and it just stands there. It does not new from its place. They cry out to it, but it does not answer; It cannot rescue anyone from distress.”
On the other hand, Jehovah’s chosen people were to attest loud and clear that Jehovah is the one true God. In effect, their stance was to be like that latest set forth for God’s present–day people by the prophet Micah: “all the peoples will walk, each in the name of it god, but we will walk in the name of Jehovah our God forever and ever.” This is taken from Micah 4:5.