43:4 Since you are precious and special in my sight, 1
and I love you,
I will hand over people in place of you,
nations in place of your life.
43:1 Now, this is what the Lord says,
the one who created you, O Jacob,
and formed you, O Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect 2 you.
I call you by name, you are mine.
1 tn Heb “Since you are precious in my eyes and you are honored.”
2 tn Or “redeem.” See the note at 41:14. Cf. NCV “saved you”; CEV “rescued you”; NLT “ransomed you.”