Isaiah 42:14-21 NIV

14 “For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.

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15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools.

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16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.

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

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Israel Blind and Deaf

18 “Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!

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19 Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one in covenant with me, blind like the servant of the LORD?

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20 You have seen many things, but you pay no attention; your ears are open, but you do not listen.”

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21 It pleased the LORDfor the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious.

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