Isaiah 43 ©
God comforteth the church with gracious promises: he calleth the people to witness his omnipotency: he foretelleth the destruction of Babylon, and his wonderful deliverance of his people: he reproveth their neglect of his service.
BUT now thus saith the LORD athat created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O bIsrael, cFear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have dcalled thee by thy name; thou art mine.
eWhen 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.
jFear not: for I am with thee: kI will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
pLet 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 qlet them hear, and say, It is truth.
Ye are my rwitnesses, saith the LORD, and smy servant whom I have chosen: that tye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: ubefore me there was 2no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
jThe beast of the field shall honour me, the *dragons and the 5owls: because kI give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
nThou hast not brought me the 6small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. oI have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.
I, even I, am he that rblotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.