Isaiah 43 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now this is what the Lord says- the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel- "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. 1 But now, this is what the LORD says-- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and [when you pass] through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior, give Egypt as a ransom for you, Cush and Seba in your place. 3 For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
4 Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and I love you, I will give human beings in your place, and peoples in place of your life. 4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life.
5 Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west. 5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
6 I will say to the north: Give [them] up! and to the south: Do not hold [them] back! Bring My sons from far away, and My daughters from the ends of the earth- 6 I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth--
7 everyone called by My name and created for My glory. I have formed him; indeed, I have made him." 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
8 Bring out a people who are blind, yet have eyes, and are deaf, yet have ears. 8 Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf.
9 All the nations are gathered together, and the peoples are assembled. Who among them can declare this, and tell us the former things? Let them present their witnesses to vindicate [themselves], so that people may hear and say, "It is true." 9 All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold 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"- the Lord's declaration- "and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. No god was formed before Me, and there will be none after Me. 10 "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
11 I, I am the Lord, and there is no other Savior but Me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.
12 I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed- and not some foreign god among you. So you are My witnesses"- the Lord's declaration- "and I am God. 12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-- I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.
13 Also, from today on I am He [alone], and no one can take [anything] from My hand. I act, and who can reverse it?" 13 Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"
14 This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says: Because of you, I will send to Babylon and bring all of them as fugitives, even the Chaldeans in the ships in which they rejoice. 14 This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians, in the ships in which they took pride.
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. 15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King."
16 This is what the Lord says- who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging waters, 16 This is what the LORD says-- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,
17 who brings out the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty one together (they lie down, they do not rise again; they are extinguished, quenched like a wick)- 17 who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 "Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old. 18 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
20 The animals of the field will honor Me, jackals and ostriches, because I provide water in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My chosen people. 20 The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 The people I formed for Myself will declare My praise. 21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
22 "But Jacob, you have not called on Me, because, Israel, you have become weary of Me. 22 "Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, O Israel.
23 You have not brought Me your sheep for burnt offerings or honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings or wearied you with incense. 23 You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense.
24 You have not bought Me aromatic cane with silver, or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities. 24 You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses.
25 "It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more. 25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
26 Take Me to court; let us argue our case together. State your [case], so that you may be vindicated. 26 Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
27 Your first father sinned, and your mediators have rebelled against Me. 27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me.
28 So I defiled the officers of the sanctuary, and gave Jacob over to total destruction and Israel to abuse. 28 So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.