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13     yes, from eternity I am he;
There is none who can deliver from my hand:
    I act and who can cancel it?(A)

14 Thus says the Lord, your redeemer,[a]
    the Holy One of Israel:
For your sake I send to Babylon;
    I will bring down all her defenses,
    and the Chaldeans shall cry out in lamentation.
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
    the creator of Israel, your King.

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Footnotes

  1. 43:14–17 The destruction of Babylon is described in language that recalls the drowning of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea (Ex 14–15).

13     Yes, and from ancient days(A) I am he.(B)
No one can deliver out of my hand.
    When I act, who can reverse it?”(C)

God’s Mercy and Israel’s Unfaithfulness

14 This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer,(D) the Holy One(E) of Israel:
“For your sake I will send to Babylon
    and bring down as fugitives(F) all the Babylonians,[a](G)
    in the ships in which they took pride.
15 I am the Lord,(H) your Holy One,
    Israel’s Creator,(I) your King.(J)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 43:14 Or Chaldeans

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