1 But now, thus says the Lord, your aCreator, O Jacob,
And He who bformed you, O Israel,
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,
4 “Since you are aprecious in My sight,
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,
dWhom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
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?
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.
And there was no astrange god among you;
So you are My witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“And I am God.
And there is cnone who can deliver out of My hand;
dI act and who can reverse it?”
14 Thus says the Lord your aRedeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
“For your sake I have sent to Babylon,
And will bring them all down as fugitives,
Who amakes a way through the sea
And a path through the mighty waters,
17 Who brings forth the achariot and the horse,
The army and the mighty man
(They will lie down together and not rise again;
They have been bquenched and extinguished like a wick):
18 “aDo not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
19 “Behold, I will do something anew,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even bmake a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.
The ajackals and the ostriches,
Because I have bgiven waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people.
21 “The people whom aI formed for Myself
bWill declare My praise.
22 “Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob;
But you have become aweary of Me, O Israel.
23 “You have anot brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings,
Nor have you bhonored Me with your sacrifices.
Nor wearied you with dincense.
Nor have you 2filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices;
Rather you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have bwearied Me with your iniquities.
And I will cnot remember your sins.
State your cause, bthat you may be proved right.
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