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

(A)“‘Keep on hearing,[a] but do not understand;
keep on seeing,[b] but do not perceive.’
10 (B)Make the heart of this people (C)dull,[c]
    and their ears heavy,
    and blind their eyes;
(D)lest they see with their eyes,
    and hear with their ears,
and understand with their hearts,
    and turn and be healed.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 6:9 Or Hear indeed
  2. Isaiah 6:9 Or see indeed
  3. Isaiah 6:10 Hebrew fat

Israel's Failure to Hear and See

18 Hear, you deaf,
    and look, you blind, that you may see!
19 Who is blind but my servant,
    or deaf as my messenger whom I send?
Who is blind as my dedicated one,[a]
    or blind as the servant of the Lord?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 42:19 Or as the one at peace with me

Israel's Irresponsible Leaders

(A)All you beasts of the field, come to devour—
    all you beasts in the forest.

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And even (A)if our gospel is veiled, (B)it is veiled to (C)those who are perishing. In their case (D)the god of this world (E)has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing (F)the light of (G)the gospel of the glory of Christ, (H)who is the image of God.

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