I will guide them down paths they have never traveled. 2
I will turn the darkness in front of them into light,
and level out the rough ground. 3
This is what I will do for them.
I will not abandon them.
42:17 Those who trust in idols
will turn back and be utterly humiliated, 4
those who say to metal images, ‘You are our gods.’”
42:18 “Listen, you deaf ones!
Take notice, 5 you blind ones!
1 tn Heb “a way they do not know” (so NASB); NRSV “a road they do not know.”
2 tn Heb “in paths they do not know I will make them walk.”
3 tn Heb “and the rough ground into a level place.”
4 tn Heb “be ashamed with shame”; ASV, NASB “be utterly put to shame.”
5 tn Heb “look to see”; NAB, NCV “look and see”; NRSV “look up and see.”