The Restorer of Israel

1 But now thus says Yahweh, he who created you, Jacob, and he who formed you, Israel: "You must not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called [you] by your name; {you are mine}.

References for Isaiah 43:1

      2 When you pass through the waters, I [will be] with you, and through the rivers, they shall not flow over you. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, and [the] flame shall not scorch you.

      References for Isaiah 43:2

        • a 43:2 - Or "burn"
          3 For I [am] Yahweh, your God, the holy one of Israel, your savior. I give you Egypt [as] ransom, Cush and Seba in place of you.
          4 Because you are precious in my eyes, you are honored, and I myself love you, and I give people in place of you, and nations in place of your life.
          5 You must not fear, for I [am] with you. I will bring your {offspring} from [the] east, and I will gather you from [the] west.

          References for Isaiah 43:5

            • b 43:5 - Literally "seed"
              6 I will say to the north, 'Give!' and to [the] south, 'You must not withhold!' Bring my sons from far away, and my daughters from the end of the earth--
              7 everyone who is called by my name, and whom I created for my glory, whom I formed, indeed whom I made."
              8 Bring out [the] people blind yet with eyes, and deaf, though they have ears.

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                  9 Let all the nations gather together, and let [the] peoples assemble. Who among them has declared this, and {declared} [the] former things to us? Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be in the right, and let them hear and say, "[It is] true!"

                  References for Isaiah 43:9

                    • e 43:9 - Literally "caused to hear"
                    • f 43:9 - Or "give"
                    • g 43:9 - Or "and"
                      10 "You [are] my witnesses," {declares} Yahweh, "and my servant whom I have chosen so that you may know and believe {in} me and understand that I [am] he. No god was formed before {me}, and none shall be after me.

                      References for Isaiah 43:10

                        • h 43:10 - Literally "declaration of"
                        • i 43:10 - Literally "to"
                        • j 43:10 - Literally "my face"
                          11 I myself [am] Yahweh, and there is no savior besides me!
                          12 I myself declared and saved, and I {proclaimed}. And there was no {strange god} among you. And you [are] my witnesses," {declares} Yahweh, "and I [am] God.

                          References for Isaiah 43:12

                            • k 43:12 - Literally "caused to hear"
                            • l 43:12 - Literally "stranger"
                            • m 43:12 - Literally "declaration of"
                              13 Indeed, from [this] day I [am] the one, and no one can deliver from my hand. I perform, and who can {cancel it}?"

                              References for Isaiah 43:13

                                • n 43:13 - Or "make"
                                • o 43:13 - Literally "bring it back"

                                  Yahweh Rescues His People

                                  14 Thus says Yahweh, your redeemer, the holy one of Israel: "For your sake I will send [to] Babylon, and I will cause all of them to fall down [as] fugitives, and {the Chaldeans}, their rejoicing on the ships.

                                  References for Isaiah 43:14

                                    • p 43:14 - Literally "Chaldea"
                                      15 I [am] Yahweh, your holy one, the creator of Israel, your king."
                                      16 Thus says Yahweh, who {makes} a way in the sea and a path in [the] mighty waters,

                                      References for Isaiah 43:16

                                        • q 43:16 - Literally "gives"
                                          17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and mighty one. Together they lie down; they cannot rise. They are extinguished, quenched like [a] wick.
                                          18 "You must not remember [the] former things, and you not must consider [the] former things.
                                          19 Look! I [am] about to do a new thing! Now it sprouts! Do you not perceive it? Indeed, I will {make} a way in the wilderness, rivers in [the] desert.

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                                              20 The animals of the field will honor me, jackals and daughters of [the] ostrich, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in [the] desert, to give a drink [to] my chosen people,
                                              21 this people whom I formed for myself, so they might {make known} my praise.

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                                                • t 43:21 - Literally "count out"
                                                  22 But you did not call me, Jacob; for you have become weary of me, Israel.

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                                                      23 You have not brought me your sheep for a burnt offering nor honored me [with] your sacrifice. I have not made you serve with offerings, nor have I made you weary with frankincense.

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                                                          24 You have not bought me spice reed with money or satisfied me [with] the fat of sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins; you have made me weary with your iniquities.

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                                                              25 I, I am the one who blots out your transgressions for my sake, and I will not remember your sins.
                                                              26 Take me to court; let us enter into judgment together. You, {make an account} so that you may be in the right.

                                                              References for Isaiah 43:26

                                                                • y 43:26 - Literally "count up"
                                                                  27 Your first ancestor sinned, and your {representatives} transgressed against me.

                                                                  References for Isaiah 43:27

                                                                    • z 43:27 - Or "father"
                                                                    • { 43:27 - Literally "scoffers" or "spokesmen"
                                                                      28 And I profaned [the] princes of [the] sanctuary, and I gave Jacob to destruction, and Israel to reviling.