43 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
who are deaf, yet have ears!
and the peoples assemble.
Who among them can declare this,
and show us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right,
and let them hear and say, It is true.
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
and besides me there is no savior.
when there was no strange god among you;
and you are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and I am God.
there is none who can deliver from my hand;
I work, and who can turn it back?”