American Standard Version
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 Jehovah thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour; I have given Egypt as thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in thy stead. 4 Since thou hast been precious in my sight, [a]and honorable, and I have loved thee; therefore will I give men in thy stead, and peoples instead of thy life.Read full chapter
- Isaiah 43:4 Or, thou hast been honorable etc.
New International Version
2 When you pass through the waters,(A)
I will be with you;(B)
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,(C)
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.(D)
3 For I am the Lord your God,(E)
the Holy One(F) of Israel, your Savior;(G)
I give Egypt(H) for your ransom,
Cush[a](I) and Seba(J) in your stead.(K)
4 Since you are precious and honored(L) in my sight,
and because I love(M) you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
- Isaiah 43:3 That is, the upper Nile region