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Acts 28:27-28 International Standard Version (ISV)

27 For this people’s minds[a] have become stupid,
    and their ears can barely hear,
and they have shut their eyes
    so that they may never see with their eyes,
and listen with their ears,
    and understand with their heart
and turn and let me heal them.”’[b]

28 You must understand that this message about[c] God’s salvation has been sent to the gentiles, and they will listen.”[d]


  1. Acts 28:27 Lit. heart
  2. Acts 28:27 Cf. Isa 6:9-10
  3. Acts 28:28 The Gk. lacks message about
  4. Acts 28:28 Other mss. read will listen. 29 When he had said these words, the Jews left, arguing intensely among themselves.
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Acts 28:27-29 New International Version (NIV)

27 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’[a]

28 “Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!” [29] [b]


  1. Acts 28:27 Isaiah 6:9,10 (see Septuagint)
  2. Acts 28:29 Some manuscripts include here After he said this, the Jews left, arguing vigorously among themselves.
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