Isaiah 43
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Israel's Only Savior

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1But now, this is what the LORD says-- he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.1But 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.1But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!1But 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.1Now this is what the LORD says-- the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel--" Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.2When 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.2"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.2When 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.2I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you.
3For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.3For 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.3"For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.3For I Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior, give Egypt as a ransom for you, Cush and Seba in your place.
4Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.4Because 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.4"Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.4Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and I love you, I will give people in exchange for you and nations instead of your life.
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5Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.5Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.5"Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.5Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;5Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west.
6I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth--6I 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,6"I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,6I 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;6I will say to the north: Give them up! and to the south: Do not hold them back! Bring My sons from far away, and My daughters from the ends of the earth--
7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”7Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."7Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.7everyone called by My name and created for My glory. I have formed him; indeed, I have made him."
8Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf.8Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears!8Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes, And the deaf, even though they have ears.8Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.8Bring out a people who are blind, yet have eyes, and are deaf, yet have ears.
9All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of their gods foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true."9All 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.9All the nations have gathered together So that the peoples may be assembled. Who among them can declare this And proclaim to us the former things? Let them present their witnesses that they may be justified, Or let them hear and say, "It is true."9Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.9All the nations are gathered together, and the peoples are assembled. Who among them can declare this, and tell us the former things? Let them present their witnesses to vindicate themselves, so that people may hear and say, "It is true.""
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10"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.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.10"You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.10Ye 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.10You are My witnesses"-- this is the LORD's declaration--" and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. No god was formed before Me, and there will be none after Me.
11I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.11I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.11"I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.11I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.11I, I am Yahweh, and there is no other Savior but Me.
12I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-- I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.12I 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.12"It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God.12I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.12I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed-- and not some foreign god among you. So you are My witnesses"-- this is the LORD's declaration--" and I am God.
13Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"13Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?”13"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"13Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?13Also, from today on I am He alone, and none can deliver from My hand. I act, and who can reverse it?"

The Destruction of Babylon Foretold

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14This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians, in the ships in which they took pride.14Thus 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.14Thus says the LORD your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And will bring them all down as fugitives, Even the Chaldeans, into the ships in which they rejoice.14Thus 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 ships.14This is what the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says: Because of you, I will send to Babylon and bring all of them as fugitives, even the Chaldeans in the ships in which they rejoice.
15I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King."15I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.”15"I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King."15I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.15I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.
16This is what the LORD says-- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,16Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,16Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,16Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;16This is what the LORD says-- who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging waters,
17who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:17who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:17Who brings forth the chariot and the horse, The army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again; They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):17Which 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.17who brings out the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty one together (they lie down, they do not rise again; they are extinguished, quenched like a wick)--"

Deliverance for God's People

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18"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.18“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.18"Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.18Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.
19See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.19Behold, 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.19"Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.19Behold, 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.19Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
20The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,20The 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,20"The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.20The beast of the field shall honour 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.20The animals of the field will honor Me, jackals and ostriches, because I provide water in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people.
21the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.21the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.21"The people whom I formed for Myself Will declare My praise.21This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.21The people I formed for Myself will declare My praise."

Israel's Unfaithfulness

(Judges 2:11-15; Jeremiah 2:23-37)

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22"Yet you have not called on me, Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, Israel.22“Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel!22"Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob; But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.22But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.22But Jacob, you have not called on Me, because, Israel, you have become weary of Me.
23You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense.23You 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.23"You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings, Nor wearied you with incense.23Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.23You 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 incense.
24You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.24You 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.24"You have bought Me not sweet cane with money, Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.24Thou 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 thine iniquities.24You have not bought Me aromatic cane with silver, or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities."
25"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.25“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.25"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.25I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.25It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more.
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26Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.26Put me in remembrance; let us argue together; set forth your case, that you may be proved right.26"Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together; State your cause, that you may be proved right.26Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.26Take Me to court; let us argue our case together. State your case, so that you may be vindicated.
27Your first father sinned; those I sent to teach you rebelled against me.27Your first father sinned, and your mediators transgressed against me.27"Your first forefather sinned, And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.27Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.27Your first father sinned, and your mediators have rebelled against Me.
28So I disgraced the dignitaries of your temple; I consigned Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.28Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary, and deliver Jacob to utter destruction and Israel to reviling.28"So I will pollute the princes of the sanctuary, And I will consign Jacob to the ban and Israel to revilement.28Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.28So I defiled the officers of the sanctuary, and set Jacob apart for destruction and Israel for abuse."



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