Israel, the Lord who created you says, "Do not be afraid - I will save you. I have called you by name - you are mine.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
For I am the Lord your God, the holy God of Israel, who saves you. I will give up Egypt to set you free; I will give up Ethiopia a and Seba.
I will give up whole nations to save your life, because you are precious to me and because I love you and give you honor.
Do not be afraid - I am with you! "From the distant east and the farthest west I will bring your people home.
I will tell the north to let them go and the south not to hold them back. Let my people return from distant lands, from every part of the world.