The Restorer Of Israel

1 But now, says the Lord your Maker, O Jacob, and your life-giver, O Israel: have no fear, for I have taken up your cause; naming you by your name, I have made you mine.

1 But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!

1 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.

1 Now this is what the Lord says—the One who created you, Jacob,and the One who formed you, Israel(A)“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;(B)I have called you by your name; you are Mine.(C)

1 But now this is what the LORD says, the one who created you, Jacob, the one who formed you, Israel: "Do not be afraid, because I've redeemed you. I've called you by name; you are mine.

2 When you go through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not go over you: when you go through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flame will have no power over you.

2 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.

2 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.

2 I will be with you(D)when you pass through the waters,(E)and when you pass through the rivers,they will not overwhelm you.You will not be scorchedwhen you walk through the fire,(F)and the flame will not burn you.

2 When you pass through the waters, I'll be with you; and through the rivers, they won't sweep over you. when you walk through fire you won't be scorched, and the flame won't set you ablaze.

3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your saviour; I have given Egypt as a price for you, Ethiopia and Seba for you.

3 "For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.

3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

3 For I Yahweh your God,(G)the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior,(H)give Egypt as a ransom for you,Cush and Seba in your place.

3 "I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer And I've given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and the people of Seba in exchange for you.

4 Because of your value in my eyes, you have been honoured, and loved by me; so I will give men for you, and peoples for your life.

4 "Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.

4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

4 Because you are precious in My sight(I)and honored, and I love you,(J)I will give people in exchange for youand nations instead of your life.

4 Since you're precious in my sight and honored, and because I love you, I'm giving up people in your place, and nations in exchange for your life."

5 Have no fear, for I am with you: I will take your seed from the east, and get you together from the west;

5 "Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west.

5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

5 Do not fear, for I am with you;I will bring your descendants from the east,(K)and gather you from the west.(L)

5 "Don't be afraid, for I am with you; I'll bring your children from the east, and gather you from the west.

6 I will say to the north, Give them up; and to the south, Do not keep them back; send back my sons from far, and my daughters from the end of the earth;

6 "I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back ' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,

6 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 ends of the earth;

6 I will say to the north: Give them up!and to the south: Do not hold them back!Bring My sons from far away,(M)and My daughters from the ends of the earth(N)

6 I'll say to the north, "Give them up'! and to the south, "Don't keep them back!' Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the ends of the earth

7 Every one who is named by my name, and whom I have made for my glory, who has been formed and designed by me.

7 Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

7 everyone called by My nameand created for My glory.I have formed him; indeed, I have made him.”

7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.

Israel Is The Lord's Witness

8 Send out the blind people who have eyes, and those who have ears, but they are shut.

8 Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes, And the deaf, even though they have ears.

8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

8 Bring out a people who are blind, yet have eyes,(O)and are deaf, yet have ears.

8 "Bring out the people who are blind, yet still have eyes, who are deaf, yet still have ears!

9 Let all the nations come together, and let the peoples be present: who among them is able to make this clear, and give us word of earlier things? let their witnesses come forward, so that they may be seen to be true, and that they may give ear, and say, It is true.

9 All the nations have gathered together So that the peoples may be assembled Who among them can declare this And proclaim to us the former things? Let them present their witnesses that they may be justified, Or let them hear and say, "It is true."

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.

9 All the nations are gathered together,and the peoples are assembled.(P)Who among them can declare this,(Q)and tell us the former things?Let them present their witnessesto vindicate themselves,so that people may hear and say, “It is true.”

9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the nations be assembled. "Who is there among them who can declare this, or announce the former things? Let them produce their witnesses to prove them right, and let them proclaim so people will say, "It's true.'

10 You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have taken for myself: so that you may see and have faith in me, and that it may be clear to you that I am he; before me there was no God formed, and there will not be after me.

10 "You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.

10 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 there be after me.

10 “You are My witnesses”(R)this is the Lord’s declaration—“and My servant whom I have chosen,(S)so that you may know and believe Meand understand that I am He.(T)No god was formed before Me,and there will be none after Me.(U)

10 "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and trust me and understand that I am the One. Before me no God was formed, nor will there be one after me.

11 I, even I, am the Lord; and there is no saviour but me.

11 "I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.

11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

11 I, I am Yahweh,and there is no other Savior but Me.(V)

11 I, yes I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.

12 I gave the word, and made it clear, and there was no strange god among you: for this reason you are my witnesses, says the Lord.

12 "It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God.

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.

12 I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed—and not some foreign god(a) among you.So you are My witnesses”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and(b) I am God.(W)

12 I've revealed and saved and proclaimed, when there was no foreign god among you and you are my witnesses," declares the LORD.

13 From time long past I am God, and from this day I am he: there is no one who is able to take you out of my hand: when I undertake a thing, by whom will my purpose be changed?

13 "Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"

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 let it?

13 Also, from today on I am He alone,and none can deliver from My hand.(X)I act, and who can reverse it?”(Y)

13 "I am God; also from ancient days I am the one. And there is no one who can deliver out of my hand; when I act, who can reverse it?"

Yahweh Rescues His People

14 The Lord, who has taken up your cause, the Holy One of Israel, says, Because of you I have sent to Babylon, and made all their seers come south, and the Chaldaeans whose cry is in the ships.

14 Thus says the LORD your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "For your sake I have sent to Babylon, And will bring them all down as fugitives, Even the Chaldeans, into the ships in which they rejoice.

14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, 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.

14 This is what the Lord, your Redeemer,(Z) the Holy One of Israel(AA) says:Because of you, I will send to Babylonand bring all of them as fugitives,(c)even the Chaldeans(AB) in the ships in which they rejoice.(d)

14 This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon, and bring them all down as fugitives. Now as for the Babylonians, their ringing cry will become lamentation.

15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Maker of Israel, your King.

15 "I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King."

15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

15 I am Yahweh, your Holy One,the Creator of Israel, your King.

15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, Creator of Israel, and your King."

Despite The People Of Israel's Past Sin, The Lord Will Forgive Them

16 This is the word of the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, and a road through the deep waters;

16 Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

16 This is what the Lord says—who makes a way in the sea,and a path through surging waters,(AC)

16 This is what the LORD says who makes a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,

17 Who sends out the war-carriages and the horses, the army with all its force; they have come down, they will not get up again; like a feebly burning light they are put out.

17 Who brings forth the chariot and the horse, The army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again; They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):

17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

17 who brings out the chariot and horse,(AD)the army and the mighty one together(they lie down, they do not rise again;they are extinguished, quenched like a wick(AE))—

17 who brings out chariots and horsemen, and armies and warriors at the same time. They lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a candle:

18 Give no thought to the things which are past; let the early times go out of your minds.

18 "Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

18 “Do not remember the past events,pay no attention to things of old.(AF)

18 "Don't remember the former things; don't dwell on things past.

19 See, I am doing a new thing; now it is starting; will you not take note of it? I will even make a way in the waste land, and rivers in the dry country.

19 "Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

19 Look, I am about to do something new;(AG)even now it is coming. Do you not see it?Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness,(AH)rivers(e) in the desert.

19 Watch! I'm about to carry out something new! And now it's springing up don't you recognize it? I'm making a way in the wilderness and paths in the desert.

20 The beasts of the field will give me honour, the jackals and the ostriches: because I send out waters in the waste land, and rivers in the dry country, to give drink to the people whom I have taken for myself:

20 "The beasts of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people.

20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

20 The animals of the field will honor Me,jackals and ostriches,because I provide water in the wilderness,and rivers in the desert,(AI)to give drink to My chosen people.

20 Wild animals, jackals, and owls will honor me because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wilderness to give drink to my people, my chosen ones,

21 Even the people whom I made to be the witnesses of my praise.

21 "The people whom I formed for Myself Will declare My praise.

21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

21 The people I formed for Myselfwill declare My praise.(AJ)

21 the people whom I formed for myself and so that they may speak my praise."

Israel's Sin

22 But you have made no prayer to me, O Jacob: and you have given no thought to me, O Israel.

22 "Yet you have not called on Me, O Jacob; But you have become weary of Me, O Israel.

22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.

22 “But Jacob, you have not called on Me,because, Israel, you have become weary of Me.(AK)

22 "And yet you didn't call upon me, Jacob; indeed, you are tired of me, Israel!

23 You have not made me burned offerings of sheep, or given me honour with your offerings of beasts; I did not make you servants to give me an offering, and I did not make you tired with requests for perfumes.

23 "You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices I have not burdened you with offerings, Nor wearied you with incense.

23 Thou hast not brought me the small 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.

23 You have not brought Me your sheep for burnt offeringsor honored Me with your sacrifices.(AL)I have not burdened you with offeringsor wearied you with incense.(f)

23 You haven't brought me your sheep for a burnt offering, nor have you honored me with your sacrifices, nor have you made meal offerings for me yet I have not tired you about incense!

24 You have not got me sweet-smelling plants with your money, or given me pleasure with the fat of your offerings: but you have made me a servant to your sins, and you have made me tired with your evil doings.

24 "You have bought Me not sweet cane with money, Nor have you filled Me with the fat of your sacrifices; Rather you have burdened Me with your sins, You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

24 You 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(AM) with your iniquities.(AN)

24 You haven't bought me sweet cane with money, nor have you satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices. You have only burdened me with your sins and made me tired with your iniquities.

25 I, even I, am he who takes away your sins; and I will no longer keep your evil doings in mind.

25 "I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

25 “It is I who sweep away your transgressions(AO)for My own sake(AP)and remember your sins no more.(AQ)

25 "I, I am the one who blots out your transgression for my own sake, and I'll remember your sins no more.

26 Put me in mind of this; let us take up the cause between us: put forward your cause, so that you may be seen to be in the right.

26 "Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together; State your cause, that you may be proved right.

26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

26 Take Me to court; let us argue our case together.(AR)State your case, so that you may be vindicated.

26 Recount the brief! Let's argue the matter together; Present your case, so that you may be proved right.

27 Your first father was a sinner, and your guides have gone against my word.

27 "Your first forefather sinned, And your spokesmen have transgressed against Me.

27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

27 Your first father sinned,(AS)and your mediators have rebelled against Me.(AT)

27 Your first ancestor sinned, and your mediators rebelled against me.

28 Your chiefs have made my holy place unclean, so I have made Jacob a curse, and Israel a thing of shame.

28 "So I will pollute the princes of the sanctuary, And I will consign Jacob to the ban and Israel to revilement.

28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

28 So I defiled the officers of the sanctuary,and set Jacob apart for destruction(AU)and Israel for abuse.

28 So I'll disgrace the leaders of the Temple, and I'll consign Jacob to total destruction and Israel to contempt.

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