For to us a child is born,(A)
    to us a son is given,(B)
    and the government(C) will be on his shoulders.(D)
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor,(E) Mighty God,(F)
    Everlasting(G) Father,(H) Prince of Peace.(I)
Of the greatness of his government(J) and peace(K)
    there will be no end.(L)
He will reign(M) on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice(N) and righteousness(O)
    from that time on and forever.(P)
The zeal(Q) of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

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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)

Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,(V)
    who have ears but are deaf.(W)
All the nations gather together(X)
    and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold(Y) this
    and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
    so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”
10 “You are my witnesses,(Z)” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant(AA) whom I have chosen,
so that you may know(AB) and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god(AC) was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.(AD)
11 I, even I, am the Lord,(AE)
    and apart from me there is no savior.(AF)

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Footnotes

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

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,(A)
a King(B) who will reign(C) wisely
    and do what is just and right(D) in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved
    and Israel will live in safety.(E)
This is the name(F) by which he will be called:
    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:5 Or up from David’s line

14 Sing, Daughter Zion;(A)
    shout aloud,(B) Israel!
Be glad and rejoice(C) with all your heart,
    Daughter Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away your punishment,
    he has turned back your enemy.
The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you;(D)
    never again will you fear(E) any harm.(F)

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10 “Shout(A) and be glad, Daughter Zion.(B) For I am coming,(C) and I will live among you,”(D) declares the Lord.(E)

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