For I am the Lord your God,(A)
    the Holy One(B) of Israel, your Savior;(C)
I give Egypt(D) for your ransom,
    Cush[a](E) and Seba(F) in your stead.(G)
Since you are precious and honored(H) in my sight,
    and because I love(I) you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
    nations in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid,(J) for I am with you;(K)
    I will bring your children(L) from the east
    and gather(M) you from the west.(N)
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
    and to the south,(O) ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
    and my daughters(P) from the ends of the earth(Q)
everyone who is called by my name,(R)
    whom I created(S) for my glory,(T)
    whom I formed and made.(U)

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  1. Isaiah 43:3 That is, the upper Nile region