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Isaiah 43 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 - And now, thus said Jehovah, Thy Creator, O Jacob, and thy Fashioner, O Israel, Be not afraid, for I have redeemed thee, I have called on thy name -- thou art Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:2 - When thou passest into waters, I am with thee, And into floods, they do not overflow thee, When thou goest into fire, thou art not burnt, And a flame doth not burn against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:3 - For I -- Jehovah thy God, The Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour, I have appointed Egypt thine atonement, Cush and Seba in thy stead.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:4 - Since thou wast precious in Mine eyes, Thou wast honoured, and I have loved thee, And I appoint men in thy stead, And peoples instead of thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:5 - Be not afraid, for I am with thee, From the east I bring in thy seed, And from the west I gather thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:6 - I am saying to the north, 'Give up,' And to the south, 'Restrain not.' Bring in 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, Even for My honour I have created him, I have formed him, yea, I have made him.

Israel Is God's Witness

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:8 - He brought out a blind people who have eyes, And deaf ones who have ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - All the nations have been gathered together, And the peoples are assembled, Who among them declareth this, And former things causeth us to hear? They give their witnesses, And they are declared righteous, And they hear and say, 'Truth.'
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:10 - Ye are My witnesses, an affirmation of Jehovah, And My servant whom I have chosen, So that ye 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:11 - I -- I am Jehovah, And besides Me there is no saviour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:12 - I -- I declared, and saved, and proclaimed, And there is no stranger with you, And ye are My witnesses, an affirmation of Jehovah, And I am God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:13 - Even from the day I am He, And there is no deliverer from My hand, I work, and who doth turn it back?

Babylon to Be Destroyed

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:14 - Thus said Jehovah, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: 'For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And caused bars to descend -- all of them, And the Chaldeans, whose song is in the ships.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:15 - I am Jehovah, your Holy One, Creator of Israel, your King.'
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:16 - Thus said Jehovah, Who is giving in the sea a way, And in the strong waters a path.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:17 - Who is bringing forth chariot and horse, A force, even a strong one: 'Together they lie down -- they rise not, They have been extinguished, As flax they have been quenched.'
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:18 - Remember not former things, And ancient things consider not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:19 - Lo, I am doing a new thing, now it springeth up, Do ye not know it? Yea, I put in a wilderness a way, In a desolate place -- floods.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:20 - Honour me doth the beast of the field, Dragons and daughters of an ostrich, For I have given in a wilderness waters, Floods in a desolate place, To give drink to My people -- My chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:21 - This people I have formed for Myself, My praise they recount.

The Shortcomings of Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:22 - And Me thou hast not called, O Jacob, For thou hast been wearied of me, O Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - Thou hast not brought in to Me, The lamb of thy burnt-offerings, And with thy sacrifices thou hast not honoured Me, I have not caused thee to serve with a present, Nor wearied thee with frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:24 - Thou hast not bought for Me with money sweet cane, And with the fat of thy sacrifices hast not filled Me, Only -- thou hast caused Me to serve with thy sins, Thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:25 - I -- I am He who is blotting out Thy transgressions for Mine own sake, And thy sins I do not remember.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:26 - Cause me to remember -- we are judged together, Declare thou that thou mayest be justified.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:27 - Thy first father sinned, And thine interpreters transgressed against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:28 - And I pollute princes of the sanctuary, And I give Jacob to destruction, and Israel to revilings!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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