43:1 But now thus says Yahweh who created you, O Jacob, and he who formed you, O Israel: Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine.
43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, neither will the flame kindle on you.
43:3 For I am Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your stead.
43:4 Since you have been precious in my sight, [and] honorable, and I have loved you; therefore I will give man in your stead, and peoples instead of your soul.
43:5 Don't be afraid; for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west;
43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Don't keep back; bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the end of the earth;
43:7 everyone who is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory, whom I have formed, yes, whom I have made.
43:8 Bring forth the blind people who have eyes, and the deaf who have ears.
43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
43:10 You+ are my witnesses, says Yahweh, and my slave whom I have chosen; that you+ may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither will there be after me.
43:11 I, even I, am Yahweh; and besides me there is no savior.
43:12 I have declared, and I have saved, and I have shown; and there was no strange [god] among you+: therefore you+ are my witnesses, says Yahweh, and I am God.
43:13 Yes, since the day was, I am he; and there is none who can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who can hinder it?
43:14 Thus says Yahweh, your+ Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your+ sake I have sent to Babylon, and I will bring down all of them as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their rejoicing.
43:15 I am Yahweh, your+ Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your+ King.
43:16 Thus says Yahweh, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
43:17 who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man (they lie down together, they will not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched as a wick):
43:18 Don't remember+ the former things, neither consider the things of old.
43:19 Look, I will do a new thing; now it will spring forth; will you+ not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and paths in the desert.
43:20 The beasts of the field will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
43:21 the people which I formed for myself, that they might set forth my praise.
43:22 Yet you haven't called on me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel.
43:23 You haven't brought me of your sheep for burnt-offerings; neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I haven't burdened you with offerings, nor wearied you with frankincense.
43:24 You have bought me no sweet cane with silver, neither have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices; but you have burdened me with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities.
43:25 I, I am he, who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
43:26 Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set you forth [your cause], that you may be justified.
43:27 Your first father sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against me.
43:28 Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will give Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling.
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