"I will say to the 1north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring My 2sons from afar And My daughters from the 3ends of the earth,
7Everyone who is 4called by My name, And whom I have 5created for My 6glory, 7Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."
8Bring out the peoplewho are 8blind, even though they haveeyes, And the deaf, even though they have ears.
9All the nations have 9gatheredtogether So that the peoples may be assembled. Who among them can 10declarethis And proclaim to us the formerthings? Let them present11their witnesses12that they may be justified, Or let them hear and say, "It is true."
"You are 13My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And 14My servantwhom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that 15I am He. 16Before Me there was noGodformed, And there will be noneafter Me.
"I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no17savior18besides Me.
"It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no19strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God.
13"Evena20from eternity21I am He, And there is 22none who can deliver out of My hand; 23I act and who can reverse it?"
14Thussays the LORD your 24Redeemer, the HolyOne of Israel, "For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And will bring them alldown as fugitives, bEven the 25Chaldeans, into the 26shipscin which they rejoice.
"I am the LORD, your HolyOne, 27The Creator of Israel, your 28King."
16Thussays the LORD, Who 29makes a way through the sea And a path through the mightywaters,