Isaiah 43

And now thus says the Lord God that made you, O Jacob, and formed you, O Israel, Fear not; for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are Mine. And if you pass through water, I am with you; and the rivers shall not overflow you; and if you go through the fire, you shall not be burned; the flame shall not burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, that saves you; I have made Egypt and Ethiopia your ransom, and have given Seba for you. Since you became precious in My sight, you have become glorious, and I have loved you; and I will give men for you, and princes for your life. Fear not; for I am with you; I will bring your seed from the east, and will gather you from the west. I will say to the north, Bring; and to the south, Keep not back; bring My sons from the land afar off, and My daughters from the ends of the earth; even all who are called by My name; for I have prepared him for My glory, and I have formed him, and have made him; and I have brought forth the blind people; for their eyes are alike blind, and those that have ears are deaf. All the nations are gathered together, and princes shall be gathered out of them; who will declare these things? Or who will declare to you things from the beginning? Let them bring forth their witnesses, and be justified; and let them hear, and declare the truth. 10 Be My witnesses, and I too am a witness, says the Lord God, and My servant whom I have chosen; that you may know, and believe, and understand that I am He; before Me there was no other God, and after Me there shall be none. 11 I am God; and beside Me there is no savior. 12 I have declared, and have saved; I have reproached, and there was no strange god among you; you are My witnesses, and I am the Lord God, 13 even from the beginning; and there is none that can deliver out of My hands; I will work, and who shall turn it back? 14 Thus says the Lord God that redeems you, the Holy One of Israel; for your sakes I will send to Babylon, and I will stir up all that flee, and the Chaldeans shall be bound in ships. 15 I am the Lord God, your Holy One, who have appointed for Israel your king. 16 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty water; 17 who brought forth chariots and horse, and a mighty multitude; but they have laid down, and shall not rise; they are extinct, as quenched flax. 18 Remember not the former things, and consider not the ancient things. 19 Behold, I will do new things, which shall presently spring forth, and you shall know them; and I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the dry land; 20 the beasts of the field shall bless Me, the owls and young ostriches; for I have given water in the wilderness, and rivers in the dry land, to give drink to My chosen race, 21 My people whom I have preserved to tell forth My praises. 22 I have not now called you, O Jacob; neither have I made you weary, O Israel. 23 You have not brought Me the sheep of your whole burnt offering; neither have you glorified Me with your sacrifices. I have not caused you to serve with sacrifices, neither have I wearied you with frankincense. 24 Neither have you purchased for Me victims for silver, neither have I desired the fat of your sacrifices; but you stood before Me in your sins, and in your iniquities. 25 I, even I, am He that blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and your sins; and I will remember them no more. 26 Put Me in rememberance, and let us contend together; confess your transgressions first, that you may be justified. 27 Your fathers first, and your princes have transgressed against Me. 28 And the princes have defiled My sanctuaries; so I gave Jacob to enemies to destroy, and Israel to reproach.
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