the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom;
I gave Ethiopia* and Seba in your place.
I traded their lives for yours
because you are precious to me.
You are honored, and I love you.
I will gather you and your children from east and west.
‘Bring my sons and daughters back to Israel
from the distant corners of the earth.
for I have made them for my glory.
It was I who created them.’ ”
who have ears but are deaf.
Assemble the peoples of the world!
Which of their idols has ever foretold such things?
Which can predict what will happen tomorrow?
Where are the witnesses of such predictions?
Who can verify that they spoke the truth?
“You are my servant.
You have been chosen to know me, believe in me,
and understand that I alone am God.
There is no other God—
there never has been, and there never will be.
and there is no other Savior.
then I saved you and proclaimed it to the world.
No foreign god has ever done this.
You are witnesses that I am the only God,”
says the Lord.
No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.
No one can undo what I have done.”
43:3 Hebrew Cush.