vs. 3 for this is what the LORD says, “You were sold for nothing, and without money, you will be redeemed.” Notice: God is aware of their situation, He knows they were sold and how He will redeem them. vs. 4 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says,”At first my people went down to Egypt to live; lately, Assyria has oppressed them.” God knows their physical and their geographical place on earth. vs. 5 “And now what do I have here?” declares the LORD> “For my people have been taken away for nothing, and those who rule them mock, ” declares the LORD. “And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.” He hears the mocking and the blasphemy.
Throughout Scripture, beginning to end, the message is the same: God is aware of the circumstances of man. In the case of His people, His children, He has already prepared to help.