The LORD comforteth the Church with his promises.
Isaiah 43:1 Now, therefore, Thus, saith YahwehCreating thee, O Jacob, and, Fashioning thee, O Israel,Do not fear, For I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, Mine, thou art! Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, with thee, I am, Or, through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee,When thou walkest through fire, thou shall not be scorched, And, a flame, shall not kindle upon thee; Isaiah 43:3 For, IYahweh, am, Thy God, The Holy One of Israel, Ready to save thee,I have given, as thy ransom, Egypt, Ethiopia and Seba, in thy stead. Isaiah 43:4 Because thou, art precious in mine eyes, art honoured, And, I, love thee,And will give, mankind, in thy stead, Yea, peoples, for thy life, Isaiah 43:5 Do not fear, for, with thee, I am,From the East, will I bring in thy seed, And, from the West, will I gather thee: Isaiah 43:6 I will say to the North, Give up! And to the South, Do not withhold! Bring in, My sons from far, and, My daughters, from the end of the earth; Isaiah 43:7 Every one who is called by my Name, Whom, for mine own glory, I have createdformedyea, made!
He appealeth to the people for witness of his omnipotency.
Isaiah 43:8 Bring forth, A blind people, that have, eyes, and, A deaf, that have, ears. Isaiah 43:9 All the nations, are gathered together, Yea there is an assembling, of peoples, Who, among them, can tell this, And, things in advance, can let us hear? Let them set forth their witnesses, that they may get their right, Or let them hear, and say, Truth! Isaiah 43:10 Ye, are my witnesses, Declareth Yahweh, And my Servant, whom I have chosen,That ye may take noteand believe me, And perceive that, I, am He, Before me, was not formed a GOD, Nor, after me, shall one come into being: Isaiah 43:11 II, am Yahweh,And there is none, besides me, ready to save: Isaiah 43:12 I, have toldand will save, and make known, That there is, among you, no strange one; And, ye, are my witnesses, Declareth Yahweh, That, I, am GOD. Isaiah 43:13 Even from Today, I, am He, And none, out of my hand, can deliver,I work, and who, reverseth?
He foretelleth them the destruction of Babylon,
Isaiah 43:14 Thus, saith Yahweh, Your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel,For your sakes, have I sent into Babylon, And will bring down, as fugitives, all of them,Even the Chaldeans, in the ships which cause them loud outcry. Isaiah 43:15 IYahweh, am, Your Holy One,The Creator of Israel, Your King. Isaiah 43:16 Thus, saith Yahweh,Who setteth, in the sea, a way,And, in the mighty waters, a path; Isaiah 43:17 Who bringeth forth Chariot and horse, Force and strength, Together, shall they lie down, They shall not arise, They are extinguished, Like a wick, are they quenched!
and his wonderful deliverance of his people.
Isaiah 43:18 Do not keep in mind, former things,And, things of old, do not consider: Isaiah 43:19 Behold me! doing, a new thing, Now, shall it spring forth, Will ye not take note thereof? Surely I will set, In the desert, a way, In a desolate land, rivers: Isaiah 43:20 The wild beast of the field shall honour, me, Jackals, and ostriches, Because I have givenIn the desert, waters, Rivers in, desolate land, To give drink unto my people, my chosen: Isaiah 43:21 A people which I have fashioned for myself, My praise, shall they record.
He reproveth the people as inexcusable.
Isaiah 43:22 Yet, not upon me, hast thou called, O Jacob,For thou hast been wearied of me, O Israel: Isaiah 43:23 Thou hast not brought in to me small cattle as thine ascending-offerings, Nor, with thy sacrifices, hast thou honoured me,I have not oppressed thee with meal-offerings, Nor have I wearied thee with frankincense; Isaiah 43:24 Thou hast not bought for me, with silver, fragrant calamus, Nor, with the fat of thy sacrifices, hast thou sated me,Thou hast done nothing but oppress me, with thy sins, Thou hast wearied me, with thine iniquities. Isaiah 43:25 II, am he that is ready, To wipe out thy transgressions, for mine own sake,And, thy sins, not remember. Isaiah 43:26 Put me in mind, Let us enter into judgment, at once,Recount, thou, that thou mayest be justified: Isaiah 43:27 Thy chief father, hath sinned, And, thine interpreters, have transgressed against me; Isaiah 43:28 So then I must needs profane the rulers of the holy place,And deliver, Jacob, to be devoted to destruction, and, Israel, unto reviling!