And now, thus says the LORD
God, the one making you, O Jacob, and the one shaping you, O Israel, Do not fear! for I ransomed you, I called you by your name, [3
And if you should pass over through water, [2
I am]; and rivers shall not engulf you. And if you go through fire, in no way should you be incinerated; a flame shall not incinerate you.
For I am the LORD
your God, the holy one of Israel, the one delivering you. I made a barter for you -- Egypt, and Ethiopia, and Seba for you.
From which time
you were esteemed] before me, you were glorified, and I loved you. And I will give men for you, and rulers for your head.
Do not fear, for [2
I am]! From the
east I will lead your seed, and from the
west I will bring you together.
I will say to the north, Bring! and to the south, Do not restrain! Bring my sons from a land at a distance, and my daughters from uttermost parts of the earth,
all, as many as have been called upon to
my name. For in my glory I carefully prepared him, and I shaped him, and I made him.
And I brought out [2
a blind], and the
eyes are likewise blind; and deaf ones [2
All the nations were brought together, and [4
shall be brought together 1
them]. Who will announce these things
? Or the things
beginning, who will announce? Let them bring forth their witnesses, and let them be justified, and let them hear, and let them speak truth!
Be witnesses to me! and I witness, says the LORD
God, and my servant whom I chose. That you should know, and should trust, and should perceive that I am. Before me [3
did not 4
God], and after me it will not be.
God, and [3
there is no 1
me] one delivering.
I announced it, and I delivered. I berated, and there was not among you an alien god
. You are
to me witnesses, and I am the LORD
even from the
beginning; and there is not one [2
my hands 1
taking]. I will do, and who shall turn it?
Thus says the LORD
God, the one ransoming you, the holy one of Israel. Because of you I will send unto Babylon, and I will rouse [2the
ones fleeing 1
all], and the
shall be tied].
I am the LORD
God, your holy one, the one introducing for Israel your king.
For thus says the LORD
, the one making [2
a way], and [2
the one leading chariots and horse, and [2
a mighty]; but they were gone to sleep, and they shall not rise up; they were extinguished as a flax being extinguished.
Do not remember the first things
, and the ancient things
do not reckon together!
Behold, I do new things
which now shall arise, and you all shall know them. And I will make [2
a way], and [2
waterless place 1
shall bless 6
wild beasts 3
of the 4
field], sirens and daughters of ostriches; for I established [2
water], and rivers in the waterless place
, to give to drink to [3
my people whom I procured; the ones [2
my virtues 1
I Am He
Not now I called you, O Jacob, nor [2
to tire 3
acted], O Israel.
You did not bring to me of your sheep, of the one of your whole offering; nor in your sacrifices you glorified me. You were not enslaved in sacrifices, nor [3
you] with frankincense.
Nor you acquired for me a sacrifice of silver, nor the fat of your sacrifices I desired. But in your sins you stood in front of me, and in your iniquities.
I am, I am he, the one wiping away your lawless deeds because of me, and your sins in no way shall I remember.
But you, remember! And let us plead together! You tell of your lawless deeds first! that you should be justified.
Your fathers first sinned, and your rulers acted lawlessly against me.
rulers] my holy things
; and I gave Jacob up to be destroyed, and Israel for scorning.