Blessing after Discipline
17 Is it not yet a very little while until Lebanon will be turned into a fertile field, and the fertile field regarded as a forest?
18 On that day the deaf will hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see [the words of the book].
19 The afflicted also will increase their joy in the Lord, and the needy of mankind will rejoice and celebrate in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the tyrant will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off—
21 Those who cause a person to be condemned with a [false] word, and lay a trap for him who upholds justice at the [city] gate, and defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.
22 Therefore, the Lord, who redeemed Abraham [from paganism] says this, concerning the house of Jacob (Israel):
“Jacob will not be ashamed, nor will his face turn pale [with disappointment because of his children’s degenerate behavior];
23 For when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they will sanctify My Name; they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe and reverent fear of the God of Israel.
24 “Those who err in mind will know the truth, and those who criticize and murmur discontentedly will accept instruction.Isaiah 29:17-24 (AMP)