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I have put my Spirit on him;s
or make his voice heard in the streets.
and he will not put out a smoldering wick;
he will faithfully bring justice.
until he has established justice on earth.
The coasts and islands will wait for his instruction.”u
who created the heavens and stretched them out,v
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,w
who gives breath to the people on it
and spirit to those who walk on itx—
and I will hold you by your hand.z
to be a covenant for the peoplea
and a light to the nations,b
7 in order to open blind eyes,c
to bring out prisoners from the dungeon,d
and those sitting in darkness from the prison house.
and I will not give my glory to anothere
or my praise to idols.
Now I declare new events;f
I announce them to you before they occur.”
10 Sing a new song to the Lord;g
sing his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea with all that fills it,h
you coasts and islands with yourA inhabitants.
the settlements where Kedar dwells cry aloud.i
Let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy;j
let them cry out from the mountaintops.
and declare his praise in the coasts and islands.
he stirs up his zeal like a soldier.k
He shouts, he roars aloud,
he prevails over his enemies.
I have been quiet and restrained myself.l
But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,m
and dry up all their vegetation.
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry up marshes.n
16 I will lead the blind by a way they did not know;o
I will guide them on paths they have not known.
I will turn darkness to light in front of themp
and rough places into level ground.q
This is what I will do for them,
and I will not abandon them.r
those who trust in an idol
and say to a cast image,
‘You are our gods!’s
18 “Listen, you deaf!
Look, you blind, so that you may see.t
19 Who is blind but my servant,u
or deaf like my messenger I am sending?
Who is blind like my dedicated one,B
or blind like the servant of the Lord?
20 Though seeing many things,C you pay no attention.
Though his ears are open, he does not listen.”v
to magnify his instruction and make it glorious.
all of them trapped in holes
or imprisoned in dungeons.
They have become plunderw
with no one to rescue them
and loot, with no one saying, “Give it back!”
Let him listen and obey in the future.
24 Who gave Jacob to the robber,D
and Israel to the plunderers?
Was it not the Lord?
Have we not sinned against him?
They were not willing to walk in his ways,
and they would not listen to his instruction.
and the power of war on Jacob.
It surrounded him with fire, but he did not know it;
it burned him, but he didn’t take it to heart.x
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