To Israel the Lord says, I am your God; I will gather your descendants; beside me there is no Savior; you are my witnesses.
1 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have aredeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the awaters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the bfire, thou shalt not be cburned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
4 Since thou wast aprecious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have acreated him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
8 ¶ Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
9 Let 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.
10 aYe are my bwitnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have cchosen: that ye may know and dbelieve me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
12 I 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.
13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall alet it?
14 ¶ Thus saith the Lord, your aredeemer, 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.
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your aKing.
16 Thus saith the Lord, which amaketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
18 ¶ Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the adragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21 This apeople have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
22 ¶ But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
23 Thou hast not brought me the asmall 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.
24 Thou hast bought me no asweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast bmade me to serve with thy sins, thou hast cwearied me with thine iniquities.
26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: adeclare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
27 Thy afirst father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.