This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,4 the Holy One5 of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives6 all the Babylonians,a7 in the ships in which they took pride.
I am the LORD,8 your Holy One, Israel's Creator,9 your King.10"
This is what the LORD says-- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,1117
who drew out12 the chariots and horses,13 the army and reinforcements together,14 and they lay15 there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:1618
"Forget the former things;17 do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!18 Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert19 and streams in the wasteland.2020
The wild animals21 honor me, the jackals22 and the owls, because I provide water23 in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
the people I formed24 for myself25 that they may proclaim my praise.2622
"Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied27 yourselves for me, O Israel.2823
You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings,29 nor honored30 me with your sacrifices.31 I have not burdened32 you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands33 for incense.34