Isaiah 43
ESV Parallel NASB [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB]
English Standard VersionNew American Standard Bible
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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."
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,
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):
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27Your first father sinned, and your mediators transgressed against me.27"Your first forefather sinned, And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.
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.
ESV Text Edition: 2016. The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The ESV® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers. Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is prohibited. 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. For Permission to Quote Information visit //www.lockman.org
Isaiah 42
Top of Page
Top of Page