For I am the Lord thy God, the holy one of Israel, thy Savior: I gave [a]Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia, and Seba for thee.

Because thou wast precious in my sight, and thou wast honorable, and I loved thee, therefore will I give [b]man for thee, and people for thy sake.

Fear not, for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the [c]East, and gather thee from the West.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 43:3 I turned Sennacherib’s power against these countries, and made them to suffer that affliction which thou shouldest have done, and so were as the payment of thy ransom, Isa. 37:9.
  2. Isaiah 43:4 I will not spare any man, rather than thou shouldest perish, for God more esteemeth one of his faithful than all the wicked in the world.
  3. Isaiah 43:5 He prophesieth of their deliverance from the captivity of Babylon, and so of the calling of the universal Church, alluding to that which is written, Deut. 30:3.