Isaiah 43

CLV(i) 1 And now, thus says Yahweh Elohim, your creator, Jacob, and your Former, Israel:"You must not fear, for I redeemed you, I called you by your name. You are mine." 2 In case you are passing through the waters, I am with you. And through the streams, they shall not overflow you. In case you are going through fire, you shall not be scorched, and the blaze shall not consume among you." 3 For I, Yahweh, am your Elohim, The Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer. And I give Egypt for your shelter; Ethiopia and Seba in your stead." 4 You are more precious than riches, in My eyes. Glorified are you, and I, I love you. And I will give humanity in your stead, and folkstems in your soul's stead." 5 You must not fear, for I am with you! From the rising of the sun will I bring your seed, and from the west will I convene you." 6 I will say to the north, `Give.' And to the south, `You must not detain.' Bring My sons from a land afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth;" 7 everyone being called by My name. And for My glory I created him, I formed him. Indeed, I made him." 8 Bring forth the blind people with eyes, forsooth, and the deaf, that have their ears." 9 All the nations are convened together, and gathered shall be the folkstems. Who among them will tell this, and former things will announce to Us? They will give their testimonies and be just. And they will hear and say, `Truth.'" 10 You are My witnesses,averring is Yahweh Elohim, "And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and will believe Me, and understand that I am He:Before Me was formed no El. And after Me none shall come." 11 I, I, Yahweh am El! And there is no Saviour apart from Me." 12 I tell and save and announce. And an alien is not among you. And you are My witnesses,averring is Yahweh, "And I am El." 13 Moreover, from the eon I am He, and there is no rescuing from My hand. I will contrive, and who will reverse it? 14 Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel:"On your account I send to Babylon and I bring down the fugitives, all of them, and the Chaldeans, in ships of their jubilation." 15 I am Yahweh Elohim, your Holy One, Creator of Israel, your King." 16 Thus says Yahweh, the One making a way in the sea, and in the strong waters a track, 17 the One bringing forth the chariot and the horse, and the army and the strong together:"They shall lie down. They shall fail to rise. They shall be extinguished. They shall be quenched as flax." 18 You must not be mindful of the former things, and those preceding, you must not consider." 19 Behold Me doing a new thing. Now is it sprouting. Are you not knowing it? Indeed, I am placing a way in the wilderness, tracks in the desolation." 20 The field life shall glorify Me; the jackals and the ostrich. For I provide water in the wilderness, streams in the desolation, to give drink to My people, and My chosen." 21 This people I have formed for Myself, and they shall relate My praise." 22 Yet you do not call to Me, Jacob, nor do you weary yourself for Me, Israel." 23 You do not bring to Me a flockling for your ascent approaches, and with your sacrifices you do not glorify Me. I do not cause you to serve with an approach present, nor weary you with frankincense." 24 You do not buy reed for Me with silver, and with the fat of your sacrifices you do not satiate Me. Yea, you serve Me with your sins; you weary Me with your depravities." 25 I, I am He Who wipes out your transgressions on My own account, and your sins I will not remember further." 26 Remind Me, and We will be judged together. Relate your lawlessness first, that you may be just." 27 Your first forefather sinned, and your iterators transgressed against Me." 28 And I will violate the chiefs of My holy place. And I will give Jacob to doom, and Israel to taunts."