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Isaiah 43:14-28 (Holman Christian Standard)

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God's Deliverance of Rebellious Israel

14 This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says: Because of you, I will send to Babylon and bring all of them as fugitives,a even the Chaldeans in the ships in which they rejoice.b 15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. 16 This is what the Lord says- who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging waters, 17 who brings out the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty one together (they lie down, they do not rise again; they are extinguished, quenched like a wick)- 18 "Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old. 19 Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, riversc in the desert. 20 The animals of the field will honor Me, jackals and ostriches, because I provide water in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people. 21 The people I formed for Myself will declare My praise. 22 "But Jacob, you have not called on Me, because, Israel, you have become weary of Me. 23 You 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 incense.d 24 You have not bought Me aromatic cane with silver, 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 "It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more. 26 Take Me to court; let us argue our case together. State your [case], so that you may be vindicated. 27 Your first father sinned, and your mediators have rebelled against Me. 28 So I defiled the officers of the sanctuary, and gave Jacob over to total destruction and Israel to abuse.
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