Isaiah 43:1–13

Israel Redeemed

1 But now, thus says the Lord, your aCreator, O Jacob,

And He who bformed you, O Israel,

“Do not cfear, for I have dredeemed you;

I have ecalled you by name; you are fMine!

2 “When you apass through the waters, bI will be with you;

And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.

When you cwalk through the fire, you will not be scorched,

Nor will the flame burn you.

3 “For aI am the Lord your God,

The Holy One of Israel, your bSavior;

I have given Egypt as your ransom,

1cCush and Seba in your place.

4 “Since you are aprecious in My sight,

Since you are bhonored and I clove you,

I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.

5 “Do not fear, for aI am with you;

I will bring byour offspring from the east,

And cgather you from the west.

6 “I will say to the anorth, ‘Give them up!’

And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’

Bring My bsons from afar

And My daughters from the cends of the earth,

7 Everyone who is acalled by My name,

And whom I have bcreated for My cglory,

dWhom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

Israel Is God’s Witness

8 Bring out the people who are ablind, even though they have eyes,

And the deaf, even though they have ears.

9 All the nations have agathered together

So that the peoples may be assembled.

Who among them can bdeclare this

And proclaim to us the former things?

Let them present ctheir witnesses dthat they may be justified,

Or let them hear and say, “It is true.”

10 “You are aMy witnesses,” declares the Lord,

“And bMy servant whom I have chosen,

So that you may know and believe Me

And understand that cI am He.

dBefore Me there was no God formed,

And there will be none after Me.

11 “I, even I, am the Lord,

And there is no asavior bbesides Me.

12 “It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed,

And there was no astrange god among you;

So you are My witnesses,” declares the Lord,

“And I am God.

13 “Even 1afrom eternity bI am He,

And there is cnone who can deliver out of My hand;

dI act and who can reverse it?”

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