43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and
he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed
thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.
43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with
thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
43:3 For I [am] the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy
Savior: I gave Egypt [for] thy ransom, Cush and Seba for thee.
43:4 Since thou hast been precious in my sight, thou hast been
honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for
thee, and people for thy life.
43:5 Fear not: for I [am] with thee: I will bring thy seed from
the east, and gather thee from the west;
43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep
not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the
ends of the earth;
43:7 [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have
created him for my glory, I have formed him; verily, I have
43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf
that have ears.
43:9 Let all the nations be collected, and let the people be
assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former
things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be
justified: or let them hear, and say, [It is] truth.
43:10 Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom
I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand
that I [am] he: before me there was no god formed, neither
shall there be after me.
43:11 I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and besides me [there is] no
43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shown, when
[there was] no strange [god] among you: therefore ye [are] my
witnesses, saith the LORD, that I [am] God.
43:13 Yes, before the day [was], I [am] he; and [there is] none
that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall
43:14 Thus saith the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of
Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought
down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry [is] in the
43:15 I [am] the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel,
43:16 Thus saith the LORD, who maketh a way in the sea, and a
path in the mighty waters;
43:17 Who bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the
power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they
are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the
things of old.
43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness,
[and] rivers in the desert.
43:20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the
owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, [and] rivers in
the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show
forth my praise.
43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast
been weary of me, O Israel.
43:23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy
burnt-offerings; neither hast thou honored me with thy
sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering,
nor wearied thee with incense.
43:24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast
thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast
made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thy
43:25 I, [even] I, [am] he that blotteth out thy transgressions
for my own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare
thou, that thou mayest be justified.
43:27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have
transgressed against me.
43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary,
and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.