But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
     he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
     I have called you by name, you are mine.
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 the Lord your God,
     the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
     Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
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.
Fear not, for I am with you;
     I will bring your offspring from the east,
     and from the west I will gather you.
I will say to the north, Give up,
     and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring my sons from afar
     and my daughters from the end of the earth,
everyone who is called by my name,
     whom I created for my glory,
     whom I formed and made.”

– Isaiah 43:1-7