29:18 At that time 1 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. 2
29:19 The downtrodden will again rejoice in the Lord;
the poor among humankind will take delight 3 in the Holy One of Israel. 4
1 tn Or “In that day” (KJV).
2 tn Heb “and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.”
sn Perhaps this depicts the spiritual transformation of the once spiritually insensitive nation (see vv. 10-12, cf. also 6:9-10).
3 tn Or “will rejoice” (NIV, NCV, NLT).
4 sn See the note on the phrase “the Holy One of Israel” in 1:4.