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Isaías 43

1 But now thus says Yahweh who created you, O Jacob, and he who formed you, O Israel: Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine.

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 burned, neither will the flame kindle on you.

3 For I am Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your stead.

4 Since you have been precious in my sight, [and] honorable, and I have loved you; therefore I will give man in your stead, and peoples instead of your life.

5 Don't be afraid; 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 up; and to the south, Don't keep back; bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the end of the earth;

7 everyone who is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory, whom I have formed, yes, whom I have made.

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

9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, It is truth.

10 You{+} are my witnesses, says Yahweh, and my slave whom I have chosen; that you{+} may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither will there be after me.

11 I, even I, am Yahweh; and besides me there is no savior.

12 I have declared, and I have saved, and I have shown; and there was no strange [god] among you{+}: therefore you{+} are my witnesses, says Yahweh, and I am God.

13 Yes, since the day was, I am he; and there is none who can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who can hinder it?

14 Thus says Yahweh, your{+} Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your{+} sake I have sent to Babylon, and I will bring down all of them as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their rejoicing.

15 I am Yahweh, your{+} Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your{+} King.

16 Thus says Yahweh, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

17 who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man (they lie down together, they will not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched as a wick):

18 Don't remember{+} the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Look, I will do a new thing; now it will spring forth; will you{+} not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and paths in the desert.

20 The beasts of the field will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

21 the people which I formed for myself, that they might set forth my praise.

22 Yet you haven't called on me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel.

23 You haven't brought me of your sheep for burnt-offerings; neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I haven't burdened you with offerings, nor wearied you with frankincense.

24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled 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.

26 Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set you forth [your cause], that you may be justified.

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

28 Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will give Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling.

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