Isaiah Chapter 43
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1 The Lord comforteth the Church with his promises. 8 Hee appealeth to the people for witnesse of his Omnipotencie. 14 Hee foretelleth them the destruction of Babylon, 18 and his wonderfull deliuerance of his people. 22 He reprooueth the people as inexcusable.
But now thus sayeth the Lord that created thee, O Iacob, and hee that formed thee, O Israel; Feare not: for I haue redeemed thee, I haue called thee by thy name, thou art mine.
When thou passest through the waters, I wil be with thee; and through the riuers, they shal not ouerflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt; neither shall the flame kindle vpon thee.
For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy one of Israel, thy Sauiour: I gaue Egypt for thy ransome, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast bene honourable, and I haue loued thee: therefore will I giue men for thee, and people for thy life.4
Feare not, for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the East, and gather thee from the West.5
I wil say to the North, Giue vp; and to the South, Keepe not backe: bring my sonnes from farre, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Euen euery one that is called by my Name: for I haue created him for my glory, I haue formed him, yea I haue made him.
¶ Bring foorth the blinde people, that haue eyes; and the deafe that haue eares.
Gods loue to his chosen people.
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew vs former things? let them bring foorth their witnesses, that they may be iustified: or let them heare, and say, It is trueth.9
Yee are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my seruant whom I haue chosen: that ye may know and beleeue me, and vnderstand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.10
I, euen I am the Lord, and beside me there is no Sauiour.11
I haue declared, and haue saued, and I haue shewed, when there was no strange God among you: therefore yee are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.
Yea before the day was, I am hee; and there is none that can deliuer out of my hand: I will worke, and who shall let it?13
¶ Thus sayth the Lord your Redeemer, the Holy one of Israel; For your sake I haue sent to Babylon, and haue brought downe all their nobles, and the Caldeans, whose crie is in the shippes.14
I am the Lord, your Holy one, the Creatour of Israel, your King.
Thus sayth the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mightie waters:16
Which bringeth foorth the charet and horse, the armie and the power: they shall lie downe together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as towe.
¶ Remember yee not the former things, neither consider the things of olde.
Behold, I will doe a new thing: now it shall spring foorth, shall yee not know it? I will euen make a way in the wildernesse, and riuers in the desert.19
The beast of the field shall honor mee, the dragons and the owles, because I giue waters in the wildernesse, and riuers in the desert, to giue drinke to my people, my chosen.20
This people haue I formed for my selfe, they shall shewe foorth my praise.21
¶ But thou hast not called vpon me, O Iacob, but thou hast beene wearie of me, O Israel.
Gods loue to his chosen people.
Thou hast not brought mee the small cattell of thy burnt offrings, neither hast thou honoured mee with thy sacrifices. I haue not caused thee to serue with an offring, nor wearied thee with incense.23
Thou hast bought mee no sweete cane with money, neither hast thou filled mee with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made mee to serue with thy sins, thou hast wearied mee with thine iniquities.24
I, euen I am hee that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine owne sake, and will not remember thy sinnes.25
Put mee in remembrance: let vs plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest bee iustified.
Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers haue transgressed against mee.27
Therefore I haue profaned the princes of the Sanctuarie, and haue giuen Iacob to the curse, and Israel to reproches.28
Isaiah Chapter 43 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
4 Or, person.
5 Chap.44.1. iere.30.10. and 46.27.
9 Chap.41. 21.
10 Cha.41.4 and 44.8, , Or, nothing formed of God.
11 Chap.45. 21. ose.13. 4
13 Heb. turne it backe. , Iob 9. 12. chap.14.17
14 Heb. barres
16 Exod. 14. , Iosh. 3.
19 2.Cor.6. 17. reuel. 21.5.
20 Or, ostriches. Hebr. daughters of the owle.
21 Luke 1. 74,75.
23 Heb. lambs or kids.
24 Heb. made me drunke: or, abundantly moistened.
25 Ezek.36. 22,&c.
27 Heb. interpreters.
28 Or, holy princes.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania