Do not be afraid,1 for I am with you;2 I will bring your children3 from the east and gather4 you from the west.56
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south,6 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters7 from the ends of the earth8--
everyone who is called by my name,9 whom I created10 for my glory,11 whom I formed and made.12"
Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,13 who have ears but are deaf.149
All the nations gather together15 and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold16 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."
"You are my witnesses,17" declares the LORD, "and my servant18 whom I have chosen, so that you may know19 and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god20 was formed, nor will there be one after me.2111
I, even I, am the LORD,22 and apart from me there is no savior.2312
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-- I, and not some foreign god24 among you. You are my witnesses,25" declares the LORD, "that I am God.
Yes, and from ancient days26 I am he.27 No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"28
This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,29 the Holy One30 of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives31 all the Babylonians,a32 in the ships in which they took pride.
I am the LORD,33 your Holy One, Israel's Creator,34 your King.35"