Was this prophecy fulfilled by Jesus (Isaiah 35:5–10)?

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
    and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer,
    and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
    and streams in the desert.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although Jesus did not quote the words of the cited verses exactly (as He did with the different passage from Isaiah that He read in the synagogue at Nazareth), I would say that He Himself indicated that He was the fulfillment of the verses cited in the question when He gave His response to the disciples of John the Baptist whom John (during his imprisonment) had sent to Jesus to ask Him whether He was the promised Messiah, or whether there was someone else still to be looked for (Matthew 11:2-6).

In that response, Jesus mentioned many of the signs indicated by Isaiah's prophecy (although I would say that the wording concerning water in the wilderness and streams in the desert was fulfilled by the preaching of the good news of which Jesus spoke, which provided spiritual renewal to His listeners, rather than the literal physical refreshment provided by water).

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