14 “For a long time I have kept silent,n
I have been quiet and held myself back.o
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
I cry out, I gasp and pant.p
and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry ups the pools.
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into lightv before them
and make the rough places smooth.w
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsakex them.
who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’y
will be turned back in utter shame.z
18 “Hear, you deaf;a
look, you blind, and see!
and deaf like the messengerd I send?
Who is blind like the one in covenante with me,
blind like the servant of the Lord?
your ears are open, but you do not listen.”f
for the sakeg of his righteousness
to make his lawh great and glorious.