Isaiah 42:16-25 NIV

16 I will lead1 the blind2 by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light3 before them and make the rough places smooth.4 These are the things I will do; I will not forsake5 them.

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17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,'6 will be turned back in utter shame.7

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Israel Blind and Deaf

18 "Hear, you deaf;8 look, you blind, and see!

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19 Who is blind9 but my servant,10 and deaf like the messenger11 I send? Who is blind like the one committed12 to me, blind like the servant of the LORD?

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20 You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing."13

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21 It pleased the LORD for the sake14 of his righteousness to make his law15 great and glorious.

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22 But this is a people plundered16 and looted, all of them trapped in pits17 or hidden away in prisons.18 They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them;19 they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back."

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23 Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention20 in time to come?

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24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers?21 Was it not the LORD,22 against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow23 his ways; they did not obey his law.24

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25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,25 the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames,26 yet they did not understand;27 it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.28

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