Isaiah 42:16



Parallel Verses

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 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 unto them, and 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.

A Conservative Version

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

Amplified

And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.

Bible in Basic English

And I will take the blind by a way of which they had no knowledge, guiding them by roads strange to them: I will make the dark places light before them, and the rough places level. These things will I do and will not give them up.

Darby 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.

Holman 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

I brought the blind by a way they knew not; and I will cause them to tread in beaten paths they knew not: I will set darkness for light before them, and crooked ways into straightness; these words I did them, and I forsook them not

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I will lead the blind by a road they do not know; I will cause [them] to tread on paths they have not known. I will make darkness {in their presence} into light and rough places into level ground. These [are] the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will bring the blind into the street, that they know not: and lead them in to a foot path, that they are ignorant in. I shall make darkness light before them, and the thing that is crooked to be straight. These things will I do, and not forget 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.

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

I will lead my blind people by roads they have never traveled. I will turn their darkness into light and make rough country smooth before them. I will keep my promises without fail.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus will I lead the blind, by a way they know not, In paths they know not, will I guide them, - I will make the place that was dark before them to be, light. And crooked ways, to be, straight, These things, have I done unto them, And have not forsaken them.

Webster

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will bring
ילך 
Yalak 
go , walk , come , depart , ...away , follow , get , lead , brought , carry , bring ,
Usage: 0

the blind
עוּר 
`ivver 
Usage: 26

by a way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

not I will lead
דּרך 
Darak 
Usage: 63

נתבה נתיבה נתיב 
Nathiyb 
Usage: 26

I will make
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

מחשׁך 
Machshak 
Usage: 7

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

מעקשׁ 
Ma`aqash 
Usage: 1

מישׁר מישׁור 
Miyshowr 
Usage: 23

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

will I do

do , make , wrought , deal , commit , offer , execute , keep , shew , prepare , work , do so , perform , get , dress , maker , maintain ,
Usage: 0

unto them, and not forsake
עזב 
`azab 
Usage: 28

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Song Of Praise To Yahweh

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." 17 They 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

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 32:3

Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen.

Isaiah 40:4

"Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley;

Luke 1:78-79

Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,

Luke 3:5

'EVERY RAVINE WILL BE FILLED, AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL WILL BE BROUGHT LOW; THE CROOKED WILL BECOME STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH ROADS SMOOTH;

Hebrews 13:5

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

Psalm 94:14

For the LORD will not abandon His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance.

Isaiah 30:21

Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Isaiah 35:5

Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

Isaiah 35:8

A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.

Jeremiah 31:8-9

"Behold, I am bringing them from the north country, And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; A great company, they will return here.

Ephesians 5:8

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light

Joshua 3:4

"However, there shall be between you and it a distance of about 2,000 cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you shall go, for you have not passed this way before."

Ecclesiastes 1:15

What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.

Ecclesiastes 7:13

Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent?

Isaiah 29:24

"Those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.

Isaiah 41:3

"He pursues them, passing on in safety, By a way he had not been traversing with his feet.

Isaiah 45:2

"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.

Isaiah 48:17

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 54:13

"All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.

Isaiah 60:1-2

"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Isaiah 60:19-20

"No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory.

Jeremiah 32:39-41

and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.

Ezekiel 14:23

"Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done in vain whatever I did to it," declares the Lord GOD.

Hosea 2:6

"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.

Hosea 2:14

"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak kindly to her.

Romans 5:8-10

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:29-31

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

1 Peter 1:3-5

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,



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