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.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.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.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.5Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;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;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.8Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.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.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.11I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.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.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?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.15I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.16Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;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.18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.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.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.21This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.22But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.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.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.25I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.26Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.27Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.28Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
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Israel’s Only Savior
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. (Ge 32:28; Isa 41:14; Isa 44:2; Isa 44:21; Isa 44:24; Isa 45:3)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. (Ps 66:12; Isa 42:25; Da 3:25; Da 3:27)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. (Ex 20:2; Ps 72:10; Isa 45:14; Isa 52:3)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.5Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. (Ps 107:3; Isa 41:10; Isa 41:13; Isa 44:2; Isa 49:12; Isa 60:8; Jer 30:10)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, (2Co 6:18)7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”8Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes, who are deaf, yet have ears! (Isa 42:19)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. (Isa 41:1; Isa 41:21)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. (Isa 41:4; Isa 42:1; Isa 43:12; Isa 44:8)11I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. (Isa 45:21; Ho 13:4)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. (Isa 43:10)13Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?” (Ps 90:2; Isa 41:4; Joh 8:58)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. (Isa 23:13; Isa 43:4; Isa 47:1)15I 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, (Ex 14:21; Ps 77:19; Isa 51:10)17who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: (Ex 14:4; Ps 76:5; Ps 118:12; Isa 1:31)18“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. (Jer 16:14; Jer 23:7)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. (Isa 35:8; Isa 41:18; Isa 42:9; Isa 48:21; 2Co 5:17; Re 21:5)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, (Isa 13:22; Isa 49:10)21the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise. (Ps 22:3; Ps 79:13; Ps 105:1; Lu 1:74; 1Pe 2:9)22“Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel! (Mic 6:3)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. (Isa 43:22; Am 5:25)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.25“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isa 44:22; Isa 46:8; Eze 36:25)26Put me in remembrance; let us argue together; set forth your case, that you may be proved right. (Isa 1:18)27Your first father sinned, and your mediators transgressed against me. (Jer 5:31; Eze 16:3)28Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary, and deliver Jacob to utter destruction and Israel to reviling. (Jer 24:9; Jer 29:22; La 2:2)