Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Isaiah 43 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles
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, Ethiopia 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 - every one who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Israel Is God's Witness

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:8 - Bring forth the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - Let all the nations gather together, and let the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to justify them, and let them hear and say, It is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:10 - "You are my witnesses," says 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," says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:13 - "I am God, and also henceforth I am He; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work and who can hinder it?"

Babylon to Be Destroyed

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:14 - Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and break down all the bars, and the shouting of the Chalde'ans will be turned to lamentations.
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.

The Shortcomings of Israel

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 profaned the princes of the sanctuary, I delivered Jacob to utter destruction and Israel to reviling.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan