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Isaiah 43 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Israel’s Only Savior

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 - But now thus says the LORD,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:2 - When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:3 - For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:4 - Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:5 - Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:6 - I will say to the north, Give up,
and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:7 - everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:8 - Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes,
who are deaf, yet have ears!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - All the nations gather together,
and the peoples assemble.
Who among them can declare this,
and show us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right,
and let them hear and say, It is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:10 - “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:11 - I, I am the LORD,
and besides me there is no savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:12 - I declared and saved and proclaimed,
when there was no strange god among you;
and you are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and I am God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:13 - Also henceforth I am he;
there is none who can deliver from my hand;
I work, and who can turn it back?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:14 - Thus says the LORD,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“For your sake I send to Babylon
and bring them all down as fugitives,
even the Chaldeans, in the ships in which they rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:15 - I am the LORD, your Holy One,
the Creator of Israel, your King.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:16 - Thus says the LORD,
who makes a way in the sea,
a path in the mighty waters,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:17 - who brings forth chariot and horse,
army and warrior;
they lie down, they cannot rise,
they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:18 - “Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:19 - Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:20 - The wild beasts will honor me,
the jackals and the ostriches,
for I give water in the wilderness,
rivers in the desert,
to give drink to my chosen people,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:21 - the people whom I formed for myself
that they might declare my praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:22 - “Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob;
but you have been weary of me, O Israel!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - You have not brought me your sheep for burnt offerings,
or honored me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with offerings,
or wearied you with frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:24 - You have not bought me sweet cane with money,
or satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices.
But you have burdened me with your sins;
you have wearied me with your iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:25 - “I, I am he
who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
and I will not remember your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:26 - Put me in remembrance; let us argue together;
set forth your case, that you may be proved right.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:27 - Your first father sinned,
and your mediators transgressed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:28 - Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary,
and deliver Jacob to utter destruction
and Israel to reviling.

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