Revised Standard Version
2 When you pass through the waters I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.
4 Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
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