Isaiah 6:9–10; Isaiah 63:17; John 8:43; Acts 28:26–27; Romans 11:8; Romans 11:10

And he said, Go, and say to this people:

dKeep on hearing,1 but do not understand;

keep on seeing,2 but do not perceive.

10  eMake the heart of this people fdull,3

and their ears heavy,

and blind their eyes;

glest they see with their eyes,

and hear with their ears,

and understand with their hearts,

and turn and be healed.


17  O Lord, why do you make us wander from your ways

and kharden our heart, so that we fear you not?

lReturn for the sake of your servants,

the tribes of your heritage.


43 xWhy do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot ybear to hear my word.


26  uGo to this people, and say,

vYou will indeed hear but never understand,

and you will indeed see but never perceive.

27  wFor this people's heart has grown dull,

and with their ears they can barely hear,

and their eyes they have closed;

lest they should see with their eyes

and hear with their ears

and understand with their heart

and xturn, and I would heal them.


as it is written,

rGod gave them a spirit of stupor,

seyes that would not see

and ears that would not hear,

down to this very day.


10  let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,

and bend their backs forever.