now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee,
I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for
thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
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.
5Fear not: for I am with
thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;
every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
8Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
9Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who
among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified:
or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that
I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
12I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore
ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
14Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have
sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty
17Which bringeth forth the chariot
and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched
18Remember ye not the former things,
neither consider the things of old.
I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers
in the desert.
20The beast of the field shall
honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my
people, my chosen.
21This people have I formed
for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
23Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with
thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.
24Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with
the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.
25I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and
will not remember thy sins.
26Put me in remembrance:
let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
27Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
28Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob
to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.