Isaiah 29:18
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New International Version
In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.

New Living Translation
In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness.

English Standard Version
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.

New American Standard Bible
On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.

King James Bible
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day the deaf will hear the words of a document, and out of a deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see.

International Standard Version
On that day the deaf will hear the words of a scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.

NET Bible
At that time the deaf will be able to hear words read from a scroll, and the eyes of the blind will be able to see through deep darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When that day comes, the deaf will hear the words written in the book. The blind will see out of their gloom and darkness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see in the midst of darkness, and of gross darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

American King James Version
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

American Standard Version
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see.

Darby Bible Translation
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and, out of obscurity and out of darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see;

English Revised Version
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

World English Bible
In that day, the deaf will hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind will see out of obscurity and out of darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
And heard in that day have the deaf the words of a book, And out of thick darkness, and out of darkness, The eyes of the blind do see.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

29:17-24 The wonderful change here foretold, may refer to the affairs of Judah, though it looks further. When a great harvest of souls was gathered to Christ from among the Gentiles, then the wilderness was turned into a fruitful field; and the Jewish church, that had long been a fruitful field, became as a deserted forest. Those who, when in trouble, can truly rejoice in God, shall soon have cause greatly to rejoice in him. The grace of meekness contributes to the increase of our holy joy. The enemies who were powerful shall become mean and weak. To complete the repose of God's people, the scorners at home shall be cut off by judgements. All are apt to speak unadvisedly, and to mistake what they hear, but it is very unfair to make a man an offender for a word. They did all they could to bring those into trouble who told them of their faults. But He that redeemed Abraham out of his snares and troubles, will redeem those who are, by faith, his true seed, out of theirs. It will be the greatest comfort to godly parents to see their children renewed creatures, the work of God's grace. May those who now err in spirit, and murmur against the truth, come to understanding, and learn true doctrine. The Spirit of truth shall set right their mistakes, and lead them into all truth. This should encourage us to pray for those that have erred, and are deceived. All who murmured at the truths of God, as hard sayings, shall learn and be aware what God designed in all. See the change religion produces in the hearts of men, and the peace and pleasure of a humble and devout spirit.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - In that day - i.e., when that time comes - shall the deaf hear the words of the book; the spiritually deaf shall have their ears opened, many of them, and shall not only hear, but understand, the words of Scripture addressed to them by God's messengers. No particular "book" is intended - sepher being without the article, but the words of any writing put forth with Divine authority. The eyes of the blind shall see also out of obscurity. Men shall shake off the "deep sleep" (ver. 10) in which they have long lain, and have once mute "eyes to see" the truth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book,.... That is, in the Gospel day, or times of the Gospel dispensation, when that should be preached to the Gentiles; who before were deaf, but now should be made to hear, and be willing to hear, and hear so as to understand the doctrines contained in the Scriptures, the prophecies of them concerning the Messiah; even the words of that book that is sealed to the Jews, and could not be read, neither by the learned nor unlearned among them; but should be both read, heard, and understood, by the Gentiles, having ears given them to hear the Gospel, to receive its doctrines, and obey its ordinances:

and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness; such, who before were blind and ignorant as to spiritual things, being called, through the ministry of the word, out of darkness into marvellous light, and their eyes being opened by it, should now see their sin and misery, their lost and dangerous estate, the way of life and salvation by Christ, the great and glorious truths of the Gospel, and what eye has not seen, nor ear heard.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. deaf … blind—(Compare Mt 11:5). The spiritually blind, &c., are chiefly meant; "the book," as Revelation is called pre-eminently, shall be no longer "sealed," as is described (Isa 29:11), but the most unintelligent shall hear and see (Isa 35:5).

Isaiah 29:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sanctification to the Godly
17Is it not yet just a little while Before Lebanon will be turned into a fertile field, And the fertile field will be considered as a forest? 18On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. 19The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:5
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

Mark 7:37
People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."

John 9:7
"Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means "Sent"). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

Psalm 119:18
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

Proverbs 20:12
Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both.

Isaiah 29:11
For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please," they will answer, "I can't; it is sealed."

Isaiah 32:3
Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen.

Isaiah 35:5
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

Isaiah 42:7
to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

Isaiah 42:16
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 42:18
"Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!

Isaiah 42:19
Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one in covenant with me, blind like the servant of the LORD?

Isaiah 43:8
Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf.

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."
Treasury of Scripture

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

the deaf

Isaiah 29:10-12,24 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and …

Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf …

Isaiah 42:16-18 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead …

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to …

Psalm 119:18 Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are …

Matthew 13:14-16 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing …

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: …

Mark 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things …

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach …

Luke 7:22 Then Jesus answering said to them, Go your way, and tell John what …

John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

2 Corinthians 3:14-18 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same …

2 Corinthians 4:2-6 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

Ephesians 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

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