6:9 Go. Isaiah’s mission is paradoxical in its effect, as is the proclamation of the word of God (Matt. 13:13–15; Rom. 11:7–10, 25). The prophetic word closes the way of God to those who are rebellious, proud and hypocritical (29:13–16; 65:1–7), but opens it to the deaf, the blind, the humble, and the poor (29:18, 19).