Isaiah 42:18-25

Blind and Deaf Israel

18 Deaf people, listen! And blind people, look to see!
19 Who [is] blind but my servant or deaf like my messenger [whom] I sent? Who [is] blind like the one who is repaid or blind like the servant of Yahweh?
20 You see many [things], but you do not observe. [His] ears are open, but he does not hear.
21 Yahweh was willing for the sake of his righteousness; he showed [his] teaching to be great and proved [it] to be glorious.
22 But this [is] a people plundered and looted; all of them are trapped in holes, and they are kept hidden in houses of imprisonment. They have become like plunder, and there is no one who saves; [like] booty, and there is no one who says, "Restore!"
23 Who among you will heed this, will listen attentively and listen, for {the time to come}?
24 Who gave Jacob to a plunderer and Israel to those who plunder? [Was it] not Yahweh, against whom we have sinned? And they were not willing to walk in his ways, and they would not {obey} his law.
25 So he poured [the] wrath [of] his anger upon him and [the] strength of war. And it set him afire all around, but he did not understand; and it burned him, but he did not take [it] to heart.