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Isaiah 43:5

    Isaiah 43:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Fear not: for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Fear not; for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have no fear, for I am with you: I will take your seed from the east, and get you together from the west;

    Webster's Revision

    Fear not; for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

    World English Bible

    Don't be afraid; for I am with you. I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Fear not; for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 43:5

    Fear not - (see the note at Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 41:14; compare Isaiah 43:1).

    I will bring thy seed - Thy children; thy descendants. The sense is, I will re-collect my scattered people from all parts of the world. The passage appears to have been taken from Deuteronomy 30:3, where God promises to gather his people together again if they should be scattered among the nations, and should then repent. Vitringa understands this of the spiritual descendants of the Jews, or of those who should believe on the Messiah among the Gentiles, and who should become the people of God. But the more natural interpretation is, to refer it to the Jews who were scattered abroad during the exile at Babylon, and as a promise to re-collect them again in their own land.

    From the east ... - From all parts of the earth; from all lands where they were scattered. That they were driven to other places than Babylon on the invasion of their land by the Chaldeans, is abundantly manifest in the historical records Jeremiah 9:16; Ezekiel 5:12; Ezekiel 17:21; Amos 9:9; Zechariah 2:6.