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But 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.
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When 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.
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For I am the LORD thy God, The Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour;
I have given Egypt as thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
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Since thou art precious in My sight, and honourable, and I have loved thee;
therefore will I give men for thee, and peoples for thy life.
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Fear not, for I am with thee;
I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
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I will say to the north: "Give up," and to the south: "Keep not back, bring My sons from far, and My daughters from the end of the earth;
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Every one that is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, I have formed him, yea, I have made him."
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The blind people that have eyes shall be brought forth, and the deaf that have ears.
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All the nations are gathered together, and the peoples are assembled;
who among them can declare this, and announce to us former things?
Let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified;
and let them hear, and say: "It is truth."
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Ye 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 any be after Me.
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I, even I, am the LORD;
and beside Me there is no saviour.
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I have declared, and I have saved, and I have announced, and there was no strange god among you;
therefore ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, and I am God.
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Yea, since the day was I am He, and there is none that can deliver out of My hand;
I will work, and who can reverse it?
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Thus saith the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and I will bring down all of them as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships of their shouting.
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I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.
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Thus saith the LORD, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
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Who bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power - they lie down together, they shall not rise, they are extinct, they are quenched as a wick:
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Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
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Behold, I will do a new thing;
now shall it spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
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The beasts of the field shall honour Me, the jackals and the ostriches;
because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, Mine elect;
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The people which I formed for Myself, that they might tell of My praise.
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Yet thou hast not called upon Me, O Jacob, neither hast thou wearied thyself about Me, O Israel.
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Thou hast not brought Me the small cattle of thy burnt-offerings;
neither hast thou honoured Me with thy sacrifices.
I have not burdened thee with a meal-offering, nor wearied thee with frankincense.
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Thou hast bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou satisfied Me with the fat of thy sacrifices;
but thou hast burdened Me with thy sins, thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.
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I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake;
and thy sins I will not remember.
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Put Me in remembrance, let us plead together;
declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
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Thy first father sinned, and thine intercessors have transgressed against Me.
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Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and I have given Jacob to condemnation, and Israel to reviling.