Isa 43:1

43:1 created. See note 4:5.

formed. See note 27:10–11.

Fear not. See note at 10:24; 35:4.

redeemed. See note 35:8, 9.

called . . . name. The Lord called them to be His people and He knows them by name (v. 3 note; 45:3; 49:1; 62:2; John 10:3; Rev. 2:17). The basic blessing of God’s covenant is expressed in Jer. 30:22, “You shall be my people, and I will be your God.” See also Ex. 6:7; Lev. 11:45; Jer. 11:4.