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The Lord, the Only Savior

14 Thus says the Lord:

b“The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush

And of the Sabeans, men of stature,

Shall come over to you, and they shall be yours;

They shall walk behind you,

They shall come over cin chains;

And they shall bow down to you.

They will make supplication to you, saying, d‘Surely God is in you,

And there is no other;

eThere is no other God.’ ”

15 Truly You are God, fwho hide Yourself,

O God of Israel, the Savior!

16 They shall be gashamed

And also disgraced, all of them;

They shall go in confusion together,

Who are makers of idols.

17 hBut Israel shall be saved by the Lord

With an ieverlasting salvation;

You shall not be ashamed or jdisgraced

Forever and ever.

18 For thus says the Lord,

kWho created the heavens,

Who is God,

Who formed the earth and made it,

Who has established it,

Who did not create it 5in vain,

Who formed it to be linhabited:

m“I am the Lord, and there is no other.

19 I have not spoken in nsecret,

In a dark place of the earth;

I did not say to the seed of Jacob,

‘Seek Me 6in vain’;

oI, the Lord, speak righteousness,

I declare things that are right.

20 “Assemble yourselves and come;

Draw near together,

You who have escaped from the nations.

pThey have no knowledge,

Who carry the wood of their carved image,

And pray to a god that cannot save.

21 Tell and bring forth your case;

Yes, let them take counsel together.

qWho has declared this from ancient time?

Who has told it from that time?

Have not I, the Lord?

rAnd there is no other God besides Me,

A just God and a Savior;

There is none besides Me.

22 “Look to Me, and be saved,

sAll you ends of the earth!

For I am God, and there is no other.

23 tI have sworn by Myself;

The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,

And shall not return,

That to Me every uknee shall bow,

vEvery tongue shall take an oath.

24 He shall say,

7‘Surely in the Lord I have wrighteousness and strength.

To Him men shall come,

And xall shall be ashamed

Who are incensed against Him.

25 yIn the Lord all the descendants of Israel

Shall be justified, and zshall glory.’ ”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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