Isaiah 43:4

4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

Isaiah 43:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
ESV
4 Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
NLT
4 Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.
MSG
4 That's how much you mean to me! That's how much I love you! I'd sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.
CSB
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.

Isaiah 43:4 In-Context

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 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 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
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 afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 19:5; Isaiah 49:5
  • 2. Isaiah 63:9; Revelation 3:9
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