- Responsive Reading -
1 But now thus saith the Lord that
created thee, O Jacob, and he that
formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for
I have redeemed thee, I have called
thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the
waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not
overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be
burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the Lord thy God, the
Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I
gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia
and Seba for thee.
4 Since thou wast precious in my
sight, thou hast been honourable, and
I have loved thee: therefore will I
give men for thee, and people for thy
5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I
will bring thy seed from the east,
and gather thee from the west;
6 I will say to the north, Give up;
and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my
daughters from the ends of the earth;
7 Even every one that is called by
my name: for I have created him for my
glory, I have formed him; yea, I have
8 #Bring forth the blind people
that have eyes, and the deaf that
9 Let all the nations be gathered
together, and let the people be
assembled: who among them can declare
this, and shew us former things? let
them bring forth their witnesses,
that they may be justified: or let
them hear, and say, It is truth.
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the
Lord, and my servant whom I have
chosen; that ye may know and believe
me, and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed,
neither shall there be after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord; and
beside me there is no saviour.