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Isaiah 42:17-25 (New International Version)

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17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,'1 will be turned back in utter shame.2

Israel Blind and Deaf

18 "Hear, you deaf;3 look, you blind, and see! 19 Who is blind4 but my servant,5 and deaf like the messenger6 I send? Who is blind like the one committed7 to me, blind like the servant of the LORD? 20 You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing."8 21 It pleased the LORD for the sake9 of his righteousness to make his law10 great and glorious. 22 But this is a people plundered11 and looted, all of them trapped in pits12 or hidden away in prisons.13 They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them;14 they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back." 23 Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention15 in time to come? 24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers?16 Was it not the LORD,17 against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow18 his ways; they did not obey his law.19 25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,20 the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames,21 yet they did not understand;22 it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.23
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