According to Josephus (Ant. ii. The Redeemer of Israel - But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. For God is giving a reason why his people might expect protection, and the reason here is, that he had been their deliverer, and that his purpose to protect them was so fixed and determined, that he had even brought ruin on nations more mighty and numerous than themselves, in order to effect their deliverance.The argument is, that if he had suffered Egypt, Ethiopia, and Seba to be desolated and ruined instead of them, or in order to effect their deliverance, they had nothing to fear from Babylon or any other hostile nation, but that he would effect their deliverance even at the expense of the overthrow of the most mighty kingdoms. abs. of 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. iii. he sacrificed the Egyptians instead of the Israelites; he 20). Since thou wast precious in my sight. For I am the Lord thy God. him to turn his forces upon the Ethiopians and Sabeans, whereby In Isaiah 43:16-17, Israel is told to look to the past by remembering the great things God did for them at the Red Sea. Called thee— By the name of God's people, which was as proper and peculiar to them, as the name of Israel. Lowth says, 'perhaps it may mean, generally, that God had often saved his people at the expense of other nations, whom he had as it were in their stead given up to destruction.' Isaiah 43:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Isaiah 43:3, NIV: "For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead." That’s how much I love you! I. Isaiah 43:3. iii. In such an expiation, that which was offered as the ransom was supposed to take the place of that for which the expiation was made, and this idea is distinctly retained in the versions of this passage.Thus the Septuagint, Ἐποίησα ἄλλαγμά σου Αἴγυπτον, κ.τ.λ. 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 life. MEV. Isaiah 43:1-7. Thus the Ethiopians, Egyptians, and Sabeans were delivered into the hands of the Assyrians as a ransom for Israel. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour, This may be used as a striking illustration of the atonement made for sin, when the Lord Jesus, the expiatory offering, was made to suffer in the stead - ἄλλαγμα allagma - of his people, and in order that sinners might live.And if God's giving up the Egyptians to destruction - themselves so guilty and deserving of death - in order to save his people, was a proof of his love for them, how much greater is the demonstration of his love when he gives his own holy Son to the bitter pains of death on a cross, in order that his church may be redeemed! turning his forces upon Egypt and Ethiopia, as in ( Isaiah 20:1 ) and the Isaiah 43:3-4 (KJV) 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. Privacy Policy   Terms of Use. The LORD then brings the people forth as a witness that H… Barnes's Isaiah 43:3 Bible Commentary For I am the Lord thy God - This verse continues the statement of the reasons why he would protect them. Isaiah 43:3 Context. But it is more “commonly referred to the time of Sennacherib’s invasion; who, when he was just ready to fall upon Jerusalem, soon after his entering Judea, was providentially diverted … They took their place, and were destroyed instead of the Hebrews, in order that they might be delivered from the bondage under which they groaned. Created— That made thee his people, and that in so miraculous a manner as if he had created thee a second time. The Hebrew is נָתַתִּי and parsed as Qal Perfect. trouble; and therefore need no doubt of his presence and support I gave Egypt for thy ransom - This is commonly supposed to refer to the time of Sennacherib's invasion; who, when he was just ready to fall upon Jerusalem, soon after his entering Judea, was providentially diverted from that design, and turned his arms against the Egyptians, and their allies the Cushean Arabians, with their neighbors the Sabeans, probably joined with them under Tirhakah. Hence, to cover over sins; to overlook; to forgive; and hence, to make an expiation for sins, or to atone for transgression so that it may be forgiven Genesis 32:21; Exodus 30:15; Leviticus 4:20; Leviticus 5:26; Leviticus 11:24; Leviticus 16:6; Psalm 65:4; Psalm 78:38; Proverbs 16:14; Jeremiah 18:25; Ezekiel 45:20; Daniel 9:24. I’ve called your name. The reading of the keri is ראות (inf. Isaiah 42:3: “A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench. Isaiah 43:3 Israel's Only Savior. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. thy ransom; “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. He was Yahweh their God. Isaiah 43:3-4. All rights reserved. In verse 3 of Isaiah 26, we find a promise of what is described as “perfect peace” to those who’ve put their trust in God, and then in verse 4, we are called into that same trust and told the reason why God is worthy of that trust. 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. For I am Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Shalmaneser's being diverted from Palestine and Judea, and But of this, Lowth says, there is no clear proof in history.Seeker supposes that it refers to the fact that Cyrus overcame those nations, and that they were given him for releasing the Jews. Isaiah 43:5. Isaiah 43:3 Context. And who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8a). So the Chaldee, 'I gave the Egyptians as a commutation for thee' (חליפך chălı̂ypâk). Chronicles 14:9-13 ) or to the king of Assyria, perhaps This message is for all the people of the world. hereby that he will sacrifice all their enemies, rather than they But the word properly refers to the past time, and the scope of the passage requires us to understand it of past events. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will … The word נתתי nâthattı̂y - 'I gave' is rendered by Gesenius (Commentary in loc. Proverbs 21:18 Salem Media Group. shall be destroyed, and therefore they need not fear. to make way for the salvation of the latter, and so said to be a The exact historical facts in the case cannot be clearly made out; nor is this to be wondered at, that many things of this nature should remain obscure for want of the light of history, which in regard to those times is extremely deficient. Isaiah 43:3 NKJV For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. The true interpretation, therefore, is, that Egypt was regarded as having been given up to desolation and destruction instead of the Israelites. 11:8 ) ( 21:18 ) : (Read Isaiah 43:1-7) God's favour and good-will to his people speak abundant comfort to all believers. Ant. 43:3 I gave Egypt - This was fulfilled when the king of Assyria, Esar - haddon, who designed to revenge his father's disgrace, upon the Jews, was diverted and directed by God to employ his forces against Egypt, and Ethiopia, and Seba. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. Seba - The Sabaeans were confederate with the Ethiopians. mind past experiences of his goodness, to encourage their faith At GodTube, you’ll find daily inspirational videos to lift your spirits and encourage you in your walk with God. Ethiopia and Seba for thee; he drowned the Egyptians in the Red sea, when the Israelites Israel is first exhorted not to fear (43:1-7) because God formed them and called them in the past; and because they are precious to Him they will be regathered from the whole earth. ransom for them; see ( Proverbs That it was near to Ethiopia is apparent from the fact that it is mentioned in connection with it (compare Psalm 72:10; Isaiah 45:14 : Herod. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled. ISAIAH 9:2-3. Isaiah 43:3 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. #3 “I am making a way in wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”. 2). But— Notwithstanding thy gross insensibleness, I will deal mercifully with thee. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Isaiah 43:2 (King James 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. It has, by many, been supposed to refer to the invasion by Sennacherib, who, when he was about to fall upon Jerusalem, turned his arms against the Egyptians and their allies, by which means Jerusalem was saved by devoting those nations to desolation. I gave Egypt for thy ransom — Some think this was fulfilled when God smote the firstborn and others in Egypt, and afterward drowned Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea, for the safety and benefit of his people. A village or hamlet, as beans a cover or shelter to the inhabitants (1 Samuel 6:18; compare the word כפר kâphâr in 1 Chronicles 27:25; Nehemiah 6:2; Sol 6:12).2. Isaiah 43:3, ESV: "For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you." Isaiah 43:4 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 life. This shows the severity of their fall from greatness. Verses 1-28. Isaiah 43:2 " When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they … passed safely through it; and the destruction of the former was 2), it seems to have been Meroe, a province of Ethiopia, distinguished for its wealth and commerce, surrounded by the two arms or branches of the Nile. Isaiah 43:1-3. Isaiah 34:1 "Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it." And I've given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and the people of … Isaiah 43:4. The Jewish people were in captivity in Babylon. diverted him from the siege of Jerusalem for a time, and caused Jehovah’s valuation of His people. Isaiah 43:3. Meroe is a great island or peninsula in the north of Ethiopia, and is formed by the Nile, and the Astaboras, which unites with the Nile. - 'I made Egypt, etc., thy ἄλλαγμα allagma - a commutation for thee; a change for thee; I put it in thy place, and it was destroyed instead of thee.' He was not only the true God, but he was the God who had entered into solemn covenant with … I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. In regard to this country, see the note at Isaiah 18:1. You will experience difficulty in this life. (Isa 43:8-9) The nations and the people of Israel are called to either prove their case or accept God's. The word rendered 'ransom' here is כפר kôpher. 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