14 “I have held My peace a long time,
I have been still and restrained Myself.
Now I will cry like a woman in 5labor,
I will pant and gasp at once.
And dry up all their vegetation;
I will make the rivers coastlands,
And I will dry up the pools.
I will lead them in paths they have not known.
I will make darkness light before them,
And crooked places straight.
These things I will do for them,
And not forsake them.
17 They shall be qturned back,
They shall be greatly ashamed,
Who trust in carved images,
Who say to the molded images,
‘You are our gods.’
And look, you blind, that you may see.
19 rWho is blind but My servant,
Or deaf as My messenger whom I send?
Who is blind as he who is perfect,
And blind as the Lord’s servant?
20 Seeing many things, sbut you do not observe;
Opening the ears, but he does not hear.”
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