Bible: Isaiah 29:9-14

God’s People are Spiritually Insensitive

29:9 You will be shocked and amazed! 1 

You are totally blind! 2 

They are drunk, 3  but not because of wine;

they stagger, 4  but not because of beer.

29:10 For the Lord has poured out on you

a strong urge to sleep deeply. 5 

He has shut your eyes (the prophets),

and covered your heads (the seers).

29:11 To you this entire prophetic revelation 6  is like words in a sealed scroll. When they hand it to one who can read 7  and say, “Read this,” he responds, “I can’t, because it is sealed.” 29:12 Or when they hand the scroll to one who can’t read 8  and say, “Read this,” he says, “I can’t read.” 9 

29:13 The sovereign master 10  says,

These people say they are loyal to me; 11 

they say wonderful things about me, 12 

but they are not really loyal to me. 13 

Their worship consists of

nothing but man-made ritual. 14 

29:14 Therefore I will again do an amazing thing for these people

an absolutely extraordinary deed. 15 

Wise men will have nothing to say,

the sages will have no explanations.” 16 

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