Isaiah 42:16
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.

English Standard Version
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

New American Standard Bible
"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 leave them undone."

King James Bible
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.

International Standard Version
I'll help the blind walk, even on a road they do not know; I'll guide them in directions they do not know. I'll turn the dark places into light in front of them, and the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I won't abandon them.

NET Bible
I will lead the blind along an unfamiliar way; I will guide them down paths they have never traveled. I will turn the darkness in front of them into light, and level out the rough ground. This is what I will do for them. I will not abandon them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will lead the blind on unfamiliar roads. I will lead them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light in front of them. I will make rough places smooth. These are the things I will do for them, and I will never abandon them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not, In paths that they knew not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and rugged places plain. These things will I do, And I will not leave them undone.

New American Standard 1977
“And 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 leave them undone.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will cause them to walk in paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them and not forsake them.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

American King James Version
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do to them, and not forsake them.

American Standard Version
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

English Revised Version
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; in paths that they know not will I lead them: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things will I do, and I will not forsake them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do for them, and not forsake them.

World English Bible
I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know. I will lead them in paths that they don't know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will not forsake them.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have caused the blind to go, In a way they have not known, In paths they have not known I cause them to tread, I make a dark place before them become light, And unlevelled places become a plain, These are the things I have done to them, And I have not forsaken them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
42:13-17 The Lord will appear in his power and glory. He shall cry, in the preaching of his word. He shall cry aloud in the gospel woes, which must be preached with gospel blessings, to awaken a sleeping world. He shall conquer by the power of his Spirit. And those that contradict and blaspheme his gospel, he shall put to silence and shame; and that which hinders its progress shall be taken out of the way. To those who by nature were blind, God will show the way to life and happiness by Jesus Christ. They are weak in knowledge, but He will make darkness light. They are weak in duty, but their way shall be plain. Those whom God brings into the right way, he will guide in it. This passage is a prophecy, and is also applicable to every believer; for the Lord will never leave nor forsake them.
Study Bible
A New Song of Praise
15"I will lay waste the mountains and hills And wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds. 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 leave them undone." 17They will be turned back and be utterly put to shame, Who trust in idols, Who say to molten images, "You are our gods."…
Cross References
Luke 1:78
because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the Dawn will visit us from on high,

Luke 1:79
to shine on those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace."

Luke 3:5
Every valley shall be filled in, and every mountain and hill made low. The crooked ways shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me.'

Ephesians 5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light,

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Isaiah 26:7
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

Isaiah 29:18
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.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do to them, and not forsake them.

I will bring

Isaiah 29:18,24 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the …

Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, …

Isaiah 32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them …

Isaiah 35:5,8 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf …

Isaiah 48:17 Thus said the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the …

Isaiah 54:13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall …

Isaiah 60:1,2,19,20 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Jeremiah 31:8,9 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them …

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, …

Luke 1:78,79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on …

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: …

lead

Isaiah 41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not …

Joshua 3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand …

Hosea 2:6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make …

crooked

Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall …

Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will …

Ecclesiastes 1:15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is …

Ecclesiastes 7:13 Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he …

Luke 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be …

straight. Heb. into straightness
and not

Psalm 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake …

Jeremiah 32:39-41 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Ezekiel 14:23 And they shall comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings…

Romans 5:8-10 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, …

Romans 8:29-31 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

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