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This is because I, the Lord, am your God,
    the Holy One of Israel [1:4], your Savior.
I gave Egypt ·to pay for you [for your ransom],
    and I gave ·Cush [Ethiopia] and Seba ·to make you mine [in place of you].
Because you are precious ·to me [L in my eyes],
    because I give you honor and love you,
I will give other people in your place;
    I will give other nations ·to save [in exchange for] your life.
Don’t be afraid, because I am with you.
    I will bring your ·children [descendants; offspring; seed] from the east
    and gather you from the west.

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