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.
“Because you are precious in my eyes,
and I love you,
I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.”
– Isaiah 43:1-2, 4