Isaiah 6:9–10; Isaiah 10:6; Isaiah 63:17

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.

Against a fgodless nation I send him,

and against the people of my wrath I command him,

to take gspoil and seize plunder,

and to htread them down like the mire of the streets.

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.