43 Now this is what the Lord says—
the one who created you, Jacob,
and the one who formed you, Israela—
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;b
I have called you by your name; you are mine.c
2 I will be with youd
when you pass through the waters,e
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not overwhelm you.
You will not be scorched
when you walk through the fire,f
and the flame will not burn you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,g
the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior.h
I have given Egypt as a ransom for you,
Cush and Seba in your place.
4 Because you are precious in my sighti
and honored, and I love you,j
I will give people in exchange for you
and nations instead of your life.
I will bring your descendants from the east,k
and gather you from the west.l
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back!’
Bring my sons from far away,m
and my daughters from the ends of the earthn—
and is created for my glory.
I have formed them; indeed, I have made them.”