Israel’s Blindness and Deafness14
“I have kept silent for a long time;
I have kept still and restrained Myself.
Now like a woman in labor I will groan;
I will both gasp and pant. 15
I will lay waste the mountains and hills
And dry up all their vegetation;
I will make the rivers into coastlands
And dry up the pools of waters. 16
I will lead the blind by a way they do not know,
In paths they do not know I will guide them.
I will make darkness into light before them
And rugged places into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will not forsake them.” 17
They will be turned back and be utterly put to shame,
Who trust in graven images,
Who say to molten images,
“You are our gods.”