You Will Hear But Not Understand

Isaiah 6:9   He said, “Go, and tell this people,

‘You hear indeed,
    but don’t understand.
You see indeed,
    but don’t perceive.’
10 Make the heart of this people fat.
    Make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes;
lest they see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their heart,
    and turn again, and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?”

He answered,

“Until cities are waste without inhabitant,
    houses without man,
    the land becomes utterly waste,
12     and Yahweh has removed men far away,
    and the forsaken places are many within the land.

Acts 28:23    When they had appointed him a day, many people came to him at his lodging. He explained to them, testifying about God’s Kingdom, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning until evening. 24 Some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved. 25 When they didn’t agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had spoken one word, “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, 26 saying,

‘Go to this people and say,
in hearing, you will hear,
    but will in no way understand.
In seeing, you will see,
    but will in no way perceive.
27 For this people’s heart has grown callous.
    Their ears are dull of hearing.
    Their eyes they have closed.
Lest they should see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their heart,
    and would turn again,
    then I would heal them.’

28 “Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to the nations, and they will listen.”

29 When he had said these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.


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