Isaiah 43
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1And now, thus said YHWH, Your Creator, O Jacob, and your Fashioner, O Israel: Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you, "" I have called on your name—you [are] Mine.

2When you pass into waters, I [am] with you, "" And into floods, they do not overflow you, "" When you go into fire, you are not burned, "" And a flame does not burn against you.

3For I—your God YHWH, "" The Holy One of Israel, your Savior, "" I have appointed Egypt your atonement, "" Cush and Seba in your stead.

4Since you were precious in My eyes, "" You were honored, and I have loved you, "" And I appoint men in your stead, "" And peoples instead of your life.

5Do not be afraid, for I [am] with you, "" I bring in your seed from the east, "" And I gather you from the west.

6I am saying to the north, “Give up,” "" And to the south, “Do not restrain.” Bring in My sons from afar, "" And My daughters from the end of the earth.

7Everyone who is called by My Name, "" Even for My glory I have created him, "" I have formed him, indeed, I have made him.

8He brought out a blind people who have eyes, "" And deaf ones who have ears.

9All the nations have been gathered together, "" And the peoples are assembled, "" Who among them declares this, "" And causes us to hear former things? They give their witnesses, "" And they are declared righteous, "" And they hear and say, “Truth.”

10You [are] My witnesses, a declaration of YHWH, "" And My servant whom I have chosen, "" So that you know and give credence to Me, "" And understand that I [am] He, "" Before Me there was no God formed, "" And after Me there is none.

11I [am] YHWH, "" And besides Me there is no savior.

12I declared, and saved, and proclaimed, "" And there is no stranger with you, "" And you [are] My witnesses, a declaration of YHWH, "" And I [am] God.

13Even from the day I [am] He, "" And there is no deliverer from My hand, "" I work, and who turns it back?

14Thus said YHWH, your Redeemer, "" The Holy One of Israel: “I have sent to Babylon for your sake, "" And caused bars to descend—all of them, "" And the Chaldeans, whose song [is] in the ships.

15I [am] YHWH, your Holy One, "" Creator of Israel, your King.”

16Thus said YHWH, "" Who is giving a way in the sea, "" And a path in the strong waters.

17Who is bringing forth chariot and horse, "" A force, even a strong one: “They lie down together—they do not rise, "" They have been extinguished, "" They have been quenched as flax.”

18Do not remember former things, "" And do not consider ancient things.

19Behold, I am doing a new thing, now it springs up, "" Do you not know it? Indeed, I put a way in a wilderness, "" In a desolate place—floods.

20The beast of the field honors Me, "" Dragons and daughters of an ostrich, "" For I have given waters in a wilderness, "" Floods in a desolate place, "" To give drink to My people—My chosen.

21I have formed this people for Myself, "" They recount My praise.

22And you have not called Me, O Jacob, "" For you have been wearied of Me, O Israel,

23You have not brought to Me, "" The lamb of your burnt-offerings, "" And [with] your sacrifices you have not honored Me, "" I have not caused you to serve with a present, "" Nor wearied you with frankincense.

24You have not bought Me sweet cane with money, "" And have not filled Me [with] the fat of your sacrifices, "" Only—you have caused Me to serve with your sins, "" You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

25I [am] He who is blotting out Your transgressions for My own sake, "" And I do not remember your sins.

26Cause Me to remember—we are judged together, "" Declare that you may be justified.

27Your first father sinned, "" And your interpreters transgressed against Me,

28And I defile princes of the sanctuary, "" And I give Jacob to destruction, and Israel to revilings!

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