He said, "Build it up, build it up, prepare the way, remove [every] obstacle from My people's way."
Set up road markers for yourself; establish signposts! Keep the highway in mind, the way you have traveled. Return, Virgin Israel! Return to these cities of yours.
But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen.
You must not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but you are to fear your God; I am the Lord.
Therefore, this is what I will do: I will block her way with thorns; I will enclose her with a wall, so that she cannot find her paths.
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, "Oh no, Lord! This will never happen to You!"