Isaiah 43:14-21 NIV

God's Mercy and Israel's Unfaithfulness

14 This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer,1 the Holy One2 of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives3 all the Babylonians,a4 in the ships in which they took pride.

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      15 I am the LORD,5 your Holy One, Israel's Creator,6 your King.7"

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      16 This is what the LORD says-- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,8

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      17 who drew out9 the chariots and horses,10 the army and reinforcements together,11 and they lay12 there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:13

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      18 "Forget the former things;14 do not dwell on the past.

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      19 See, I am doing a new thing!15 Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert16 and streams in the wasteland.17

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      20 The wild animals18 honor me, the jackals19 and the owls, because I provide water20 in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

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      21 the people I formed21 for myself22 that they may proclaim my praise.23

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