Isaiah 43 – You are Called, You are Precious!

Posted: May 6, 2010 in General, Todays Bible Reading

Isaiah 43

1BUT NOW [in spite of past judgments for Israel’s sins], thus says the Lord, He Who created you, O Jacob, and He Who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you [ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives]; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.

3For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt [to the Babylonians] for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba [a province of Ethiopia] in exchange [for your release].

4Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you, I will give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.

5Fear not, for I am with you;

I need not say any more!  – F

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