He said, “Go(A) and tell this people:

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
    be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’(B)

Read full chapter

10 Make the heart of this people calloused;(A)
    make their ears dull
    and close their eyes.[a](B)
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,(C)
    understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”(D)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 6:10 Hebrew; Septuagint ‘You will be ever hearing, but never understanding; / you will be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ / 10 This people’s heart has become calloused; / they hardly hear with their ears, / and they have closed their eyes

13 This is why I speak to them in parables:

“Though seeing, they do not see;
    though hearing, they do not hear or understand.(A)

14 In them is fulfilled(B) the prophecy of Isaiah:

“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 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](C)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:15 Isaiah 6:9,10 (see Septuagint)

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback
NIV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback
Retail: $5.99
Our Price: $4.19
Save: $1.80 (30%)
NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print
NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print
Retail: $6.99
Our Price: $4.88
Save: $2.11 (30%)
NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print
NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print
Retail: $6.99
Our Price: $4.88
Save: $2.11 (30%)
NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print
NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print
Retail: $6.99
Our Price: $4.88
Save: $2.11 (30%)