Isaiah 42:18-23

Israel’s Failure to Hear and See

18 Hear, you deaf,
and look, you blind, that you may see!
19Who is blind but my servant,
or deaf as my messenger whom I send?
Who is blind as my dedicated one
Or  as the one at peace with me

or blind as the servant of the  Lord?
20 b  He sees many things, but does not observe them;
c  his ears are open, but he does not hear.
21The  Lord was pleased, for his righteousnesssake,
to magnify his law and make it glorious.
22But this is a people plundered and looted;
they are all of them trapped in holes
d  and hidden in prisons;
they have become plunder with none to rescue,
spoil with none to say, “Restore!”
23Who among you will give ear to this,
will attend and listen for the time to come?
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