Isaiah 43 1 – 12
Please put your trust in the God of Israel and his Messiah. It’s the only way…
1 But now this is what ADONAI says, he who created you, Ya’akov, he who formed you, Isra’el: “Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I am calling you by your name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through water, I will be with you; when you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you will not be scorched – the flame will not burn you.
3 For I am ADONAI, your God, the Holy One of Isra’el, your Savior – I have given Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and S’va for you.
4 Because I regard you as valued and honored, and because I love you. For you I will give people, nations in exchange for your life.
5 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. I will bring your descendants from the east, and I will gather you from the west;
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Don’t hold them back! Bring my sons from far away, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,
7 everyone who bears my name, whom I created for my glory – I formed him, yes, I made him.'”
8 Bring forward the people who are blind but have eyes, also the deaf who have ears.
9 All the nations are gathered together, and the peoples are assembled. Who among them can proclaim this and reveal what happened in the past? Let them bring their witnesses to justify themselves, so that others, on hearing, can say, “That’s true.”
10 “You are my witnesses,” says ADONAI, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you can know and trust me and understand that I am he no god was produced before me, nor will any be after me.
11 I, yes I, am ADONAI; besides me there is no deliverer.
12 I have declared, saved and proclaimed – not some alien god among you. Therefore you are my witnesses,” says ADONAI. “I am God.