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“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.”

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Isaiah 43:1 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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But now וְעַתָּ֞ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now
thus כֹּֽה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now thus
saith אָמַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) saith
the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
that created בֹּרַאֲךָ֣ (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) created
thee, O Jacob, יַעֲקֹ֔ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch O Jacob
and he that formed וְיֹצֶרְךָ֖ To mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e., form a resolution) formed
thee, O Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity O Israel
Fear תִּירָא֙ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten Fear
not: אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
I have redeemed גְאַלְתִּ֔יךָ To redeem (according to the Middle Eastern law of kinship), i.e., to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative's property, marry his widow, etc.) redeemed
thee, I have called קָרָ֥אתִי To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
thee (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
by thy name; בְשִׁמְךָ֖ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
thou אָֽתָּה׃ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
art (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
mine. אָֽתָּה׃ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you mine

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  • 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.


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