Restoration of Israel
1Now this is what the Lord says —
the One who created you, Jacob,
and the One who formed you, Israel #Is 43:7|NoBook| 44:2 —
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; #Is 44:22-23|NoBook| 48:20
I have called you by your name; you are Mine. #Gn 32:28Is 45:3-4
2I will be with you #Dt 31:6Jos 1:5|NoBook| 3:7Jr 1:8|NoBook| 30:11|NoBook| 46:28
when you pass through the waters, #Ps 66:12Is 8:7-8
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not overwhelm you.
You will not be scorched
when you walk through the fire, #Is 29:630:27-29Dn 3:25
and the flame will not burn you.
3For I Yahweh your God, #Ex 20:2Is 41:13
the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior, #Is 19:20|NoBook| 43:11|NoBook| 45:15|NoBook| 49:26|NoBook| 60:16|NoBook| 63:8
give Egypt as a ransom for you,
Cush and Seba in your place.
4Because you are precious in My sight #2Kg 1:13-14Ps 36:7|NoBook| 72:14Pr 3:15Is 28:16
and honored, and I love you, #Is 63:9
I will give people in exchange for you
and nations instead of your life.
5Do not fear, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east, #Is 41:8|NoBook| 61:9
and gather you from the west. #Is 49:12
6I will say to the north: Give them up!
and to the south: Do not hold them back!
Bring My sons from far away, #2Co 6:18
and My daughters from the ends of the earth #Is 45:22 —
7everyone called by My name
and created for My glory.
I have formed him; indeed, I have made him.”
8Bring out a people who are blind, yet have eyes, #Is 6:9|NoBook| 42:19Ezk 12:2
and are deaf, yet have ears.
9All the nations are gathered together,
and the peoples are assembled. #Is 34:1|NoBook| 41:1
Who among them can declare this, #Is 41:22-23
and tell us the former things?
Let them present their witnesses
to vindicate themselves,
so that people may hear and say, “It is true.”
10“You are My witnesses” #Is 44:8Ac 1:8 —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
“and My servant whom I have chosen, #Is 41:8
so that you may know and believe Me
and understand that I am He. #Is 41:4
No god was formed before Me,
and there will be none after Me. #Is 44:645:5-6
11I, I am Yahweh,
and there is no other Savior but Me. #Is 43:3|NoBook| 45:21Hs 13:4
12I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed —
and not some foreign god # Lit not a foreigner among you.
So you are My witnesses” —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
“and # Or that I am God. #Ps 46:10|NoBook| 50:7Is 45:22|NoBook| 46:9
13Also, from today on I am He alone,
and none can deliver from My hand. #Dt 32:39Jn 10:28-29
I act, and who can reverse it? ” #Jb 9:12Is 14:27
God’s Deliverance of Rebellious Israel
14This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, #Jb 19:25Ps 19:14|NoBook| 78:35Pr 23:11Is 41:14Jr 50:34 the Holy One of Israel #Is 1:4 says:
Because of you, I will send to Babylon
and bring all of them as fugitives, # Or will break down all their bars
even the Chaldeans #Is 23:13 in the ships in which they rejoice. # Hb obscure
15I am Yahweh, your Holy One,
the Creator of Israel, your King.
16This is what the Lord says —
who makes a way in the sea,
and a path through surging waters, #Ex 14:21-22Ps 77:19Is 11:15|NoBook| 44:27|NoBook| 50:2|NoBook| 51:1063:11-12
17who brings out the chariot and horse, #Ex 15:19
the army and the mighty one together
(they lie down, they do not rise again;
they are extinguished, quenched like a wick #Ps 118:12Is 1:31) —
18“Do not remember the past events,
pay no attention to things of old. #Is 65:17Jr 23:7
19Look, I am about to do something new; #Is 42:9|NoBook| 48:62Co 5:17
even now it is coming. Do you not see it?
Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, #Ex 17:6Nm 20:11Dt 8:15Ps 78:16Is 35:141:18-19|NoBook| 49:10|NoBook| 51:3
rivers # DSS read paths in the desert.
20The animals of the field will honor Me,
jackals and ostriches,
because I provide water in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert, #Is 41:17-18|NoBook| 48:21
to give drink to My chosen people.
21The people I formed for Myself
will declare My praise. #Ps 102:18Is 42:12Lk 1:74-751Pt 2:9
22“But Jacob, you have not called on Me,
because, Israel, you have become weary of Me. #Mc 6:3Mal 1:13|NoBook| 3:14
23You have not brought Me your sheep for burnt offerings
or honored Me with your sacrifices. #Zch 7:5-6Mal 1:6-8
I have not burdened you with offerings
or wearied you with incense. # With demands for offerings and incense
24You have not bought Me aromatic cane with silver,
or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices.
But you have burdened Me with your sins;
you have wearied Me #Ps 95:10Is 1:14|NoBook| 7:13Ezk 6:9Mal 2:17 with your iniquities. #Is 13:11
25“It is I who sweep away your transgressions #Is 44:22|NoBook| 55:7Jr 50:20Heb 2:17
for My own sake #Is 37:35|NoBook| 48:9Ezk 36:22
and remember your sins no more. #Is 38:17Jr 31:34Mk 2:7
26Take Me to court; let us argue our case together. #Is 1:18|NoBook| 41:1|NoBook| 50:8
State your case, so that you may be vindicated.
27Your first father sinned, #Is 51:2Ezk 16:3
and your mediators have rebelled against Me. #Is 9:15|NoBook| 28:7|NoBook| 29:10Jr 5:31
28So I defiled the officers of the sanctuary,
and set Jacob apart for destruction #Is 24:6|NoBook| 34:5Jr 24:9Dn 9:11Zch 8:13
and Israel for abuse.