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Isaiah 43:1–13

Israel’s Only Savior

43 But now, this is what the Lord says—

he who createdv you, Jacob,

he who formedw you, Israel:x

“Do not fear, for I have redeemedy you;

I have summoned you by name;z you are mine.a

When you pass through the waters,b

I will be with you;c

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,d

you will not be burned;

the flames will not set you ablaze.e

For I am the Lord your God,f

the Holy Oneg of Israel, your Savior;h

I give Egypti for your ransom,

Cusha j and Sebak in your stead.l

Since you are precious and honoredm in my sight,

and because I loven you,

I will give people in exchange for you,

nations in exchange for your life.

Do not be afraid,o for I am with you;p

I will bring your childrenq from the east

and gatherr you from the west.s

I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’

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

Bring my sons from afar

and my daughtersu from the ends of the earthv

everyone who is called by my name,w

whom I createdx for my glory,y

whom I formed and made.z

Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,a

who have ears but are deaf.b

All the nations gather togetherc

and the peoples assemble.

Which of their gods foretoldd this

and proclaimed to us the former things?

Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,

so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”

10 “You are my witnesses,e” declares the Lord,

“and my servantf whom I have chosen,

so that you may knowg and believe me

and understand that I am he.

Before me no godh was formed,

nor will there be one after me.i

11 I, even I, am the Lord,j

and apart from me there is no savior.k

12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—

I, and not some foreign godl among you.

You are my witnesses,m” declares the Lord, “that I am God.

13 Yes, and from ancient daysn I am he.o

No one can deliver out of my hand.

When I act, who can reverse it?”p

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