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Isaiah 42:18-22 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Israel’s Blindness and Deafness

18 “Listen, you deaf!
Look, you blind, so that you may see.
19 Who is blind but my servant,
or deaf like my messenger I am sending?
Who is blind like my dedicated one,[a]
or blind like the servant of the Lord?
20 Though seeing many things,[b] you pay no attention.
Though his ears are open, he does not listen.”

21 Because of his righteousness, the Lord was pleased
to magnify his instruction and make it glorious.
22 But this is a people plundered and looted,
all of them trapped in holes
or imprisoned in dungeons.
They have become plunder
with no one to rescue them
and loot, with no one saying, “Give it back!”

Footnotes:

  1. 42:19 Hb obscure
  2. 42:20 Alt Hb tradition reads You see many things;
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Isaiah 42:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Listen, you that are deaf;
    and you that are blind, look up and see!
19 Who is blind but my servant,
    or deaf like my messenger whom I send?
Who is blind like my dedicated one,
    or blind like the servant of the Lord?
20 He sees many things, but does[a] not observe them;
    his ears are open, but he does not hear.

Israel’s Disobedience

21 The Lord was pleased, for the sake of his righteousness,
    to magnify his teaching and make it glorious.
22 But this is a people robbed and plundered,
    all of them are trapped in holes
    and hidden in prisons;
they have become a prey with no one to rescue,
    a spoil with no one to say, “Restore!”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 42:20 Heb You see many things but do
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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