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Isaiah 44:18-20 New English Translation (NET Bible)

18 They do not comprehend or understand,
for their eyes are blind and cannot see;
their minds do not discern.[a]
19 No one thinks to himself,
nor do they comprehend or understand and say to themselves:
‘I burned half of it in the fire—
yes, I baked bread over the coals;
I roasted meat and ate it.
With the rest of it should I make a disgusting idol?
Should I bow down to dry wood?’[b]
20 He feeds on ashes;[c]
his deceived mind misleads him.
He cannot rescue himself,
nor does he say, ‘Is this not a false god I hold in my right hand?’[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 44:18 tn Heb “for their eyes are smeared over so they cannot see, so their heart cannot be wise.”
  2. Isaiah 44:19 tn There is no formal interrogative sign here, but the context seems to indicate these are rhetorical questions. See GKC 473 §150.a.
  3. Isaiah 44:20 tn Or perhaps, “he eats on an ash heap.”
  4. Isaiah 44:20 tn Heb “Is it not a lie in my right hand?”
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