Isaiah 42 ( 10 – 23 )
Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth; ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit; let the inhabitants of Sela exult, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare His praise in the islands.
The LORD will go forth as a mighty man, He will stir up jealousy like a man of war; He will cry, yea, He will shout aloud, He will prove Himself mighty against His enemies.
I have long time held My peace,
I have been still, and refrained Myself; now will I cry like a travailing woman, gasping and panting at once.
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not, in paths that they knew not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and rugged places plain. These things will I do, and I will not leave them undone..
They shall be turned back, greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say unto molten images: ‘Ye are our gods.’
BLINDNESS OF THE PEOPLE IN EXILE
¡Hear, ye deaf!
¡and look, ye blind, that ye may see!
Who is blind, but My servant?
Or deaf, as My messenger that I send?
Who is blind as he that is wholehearted, and blind as the LORD’S servant?
Seeing many things, thou observest not; opening the ears, he heareth not.
The LORD was pleased, for His righteousness’ sake, to make the teaching great and glorious. But this is a people robbed and spoiled, they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison-houses; they are for a prey, and none delivereth, for a spoil, and none saith: ¡Restore!
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
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