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 When you pass through the waters,e
I will be with youd
and the rivers will not overwhelm you,
When you walk through the fire,f
you will not be scorched
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.