Add parallel Print Page Options

And He said, “Go, and tell this people:

‘Keep on listening, but do not understand;
Keep on looking, but do not comprehend.’
10 
“Make the heart of this people insensitive,
Their ears dull,
And their eyes dim,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their hearts,
And return and be healed.”

Read full chapter

11 Jesus replied to them, “To you it has been granted to know the [a]mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.(A) 12 For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him.(B) 13 This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while [having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp [spiritual things]. 14 In them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,

You will hear and keep on hearing, but never understand;
And you will look and keep on looking, but never comprehend;
15 
For this nation’s heart has grown hard,
And with their ears they hardly hear,
And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]
And I would heal them [spiritually].’(C)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 13:11 Things which humans cannot know or discover on their own unless God reveals it to them.

Bible Gateway Recommends

Amplified Large-Print Bible, hardcover
Amplified Large-Print Bible, hardcover
Retail: $34.99
Our Price: $22.99
Save: $12.00 (34%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Study Bible, Hardcover
Amplified Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $44.99
Our Price: $26.49
Save: $18.50 (41%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $31.99
Save: $18.00 (36%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy
Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $25.99
Save: $14.00 (35%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Holy Bible, softcover
Amplified Holy Bible, softcover
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $13.99
Save: $6.00 (30%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $44.99
Save: $5.00 (10%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars