and he who formed you, Israel, says:
“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by your name. You are mine.
I will be with you;
and through the rivers,
they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned,
and flame will not scorch you.
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I have given Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
and I have loved you,
I will give people in return for you
and nations instead of your life.
I will bring your seed from the east
and gather you from the west.
and tell the south, ‘Do not hold them back!
Bring my sons from far,
and my daughters from the ends of the earth–
and whom I have created for my glory,
whom I have formed, yes, whom I have made.’”
and the deaf who have ears.
and let the peoples be assembled.
Who among them can declare this
and show us former things?
Let them bring their witnesses,
that they may be justified;
or let them hear, and say, “That is true.”
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me,
and understand that I am he.
Before me there was no God formed,
neither will there be after me.
and there was no strange god among you.
Therefore you are my witnesses,”
“and I am God.
and there is no one who can deliver out of my hand.
I will work, and who can hinder it?”
“For your sake, I have sent to Babylon,
and I will bring all of them down as fugitives,
even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their rejoicing.
the Creator of Israel, your King.”
who makes a way in the sea
and a path in the mighty waters,
the army and the mighty man
(they lie down together, they do not rise;
they are extinct, they are quenched like a wick):
and do not consider the things of old.
It springs forth now. Do you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
the jackals and the ostriches,
because I give water in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
that they might set forth my praise.
but you have been weary of me, Israel.
neither have you honored me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with offerings,
nor wearied you with frankincense.
nor have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices,
but you have burdened me with your sins.
You have wearied me with your iniquities.
for my own sake,
and I will not remember your sins.
Set forth your case, that you may be justified.
and your teachers have transgressed against me.
and I will make Jacob a curse,
and Israel an insult.”