Isaiah 43:2-12 (New International Version)

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2 When you pass through the waters,1 I will be with you;2 and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,3 you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.4 3 For I am the LORD, your God,5 the Holy One6 of Israel, your Savior;7 I give Egypt8 for your ransom, Cusha9 and Seba10 in your stead.11 4 Since you are precious and honored12 in my sight, and because I love13 you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. 5 Do not be afraid,14 for I am with you;15 I will bring your children16 from the east and gather17 you from the west.18 6 I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south,19 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters20 from the ends of the earth21-- 7 everyone who is called by my name,22 whom I created23 for my glory,24 whom I formed and made.25" 8 Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,26 who have ears but are deaf.27 9 All the nations gather together28 and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold29 this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true." 10 "You are my witnesses,30" declares the LORD, "and my servant31 whom I have chosen, so that you may know32 and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god33 was formed, nor will there be one after me.34 11 I, even I, am the LORD,35 and apart from me there is no savior.36 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-- I, and not some foreign god37 among you. You are my witnesses,38" declares the LORD, "that I am God.
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