Isaiah 43

1 But now thus saith יהוה that created you, O Jacob (Yaaqov), and He that formed you, O Yisrael: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

2 When you passest through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you; when you walkest through the fire, you shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you.

3 For I am יהוה your God (Elohim), the Holy One of Yisrael, your Savior (Moshia); I gave Egypt (Mitsrayim) for your ransom, Ethiopia (Kush) and Seva for you.

4 Since you wast precious in My sight, you have been honourable, and I have loved you; therefore will I give men for you, and people for your life.

5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west;

6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!” and to the south, ‘Keep not them back!’ Bring My sons from far, and My daughters from the ends of the earth;

7 Every one who is called by My name, for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”

8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

9 Let 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.”

10 “You are My witnesses,” saith יהוה, “And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He; before Me there was no God (El) formed, nor shall there be after Me.

11 I, even I, am יהוה; and besides Me there is no Savior (Moshia).

12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no foreign god (el) among you; therefore you are My witnesses,” saith יהוה, “that I am God (El).”

13 Yea, 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?”

14 Thus saith יהוה, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Yisrael: “For your sake I have sent to Babylon (Bavel), and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

15 I am יהוה, your Holy One, the Creator of Yisrael, your King.”

16 Thus saith יהוה, Who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

17 Who 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.

18 “Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

20 The beast of the field shall honor 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.

21 This people have I formed for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise.

22 But you have not called upon Me, O Jacob (Yaaqov); but you have been weary of Me, O Yisrael.

23 You have not brought Me the small cattle of your burnt offerings; neither have you honoured Me with your sacrifices. I have not caused you to serve with an offering, nor wearied you with incense.

24 You have bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; but you have made Me to serve with your sins, you have wearied Me with your iniquities.

25 I, even I, am He that blotteth out your transgressions for Mine own sake, and will not remember your sins.

26 Put Me in remembrance; let us plead together; declare you, that you mayest be justified.

27 Your first father hath sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against Me.

28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob (Yaaqov) to the curse, and Yisrael to reproaches.