They cannot comprehend or understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and closed their minds so they cannot understand.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 81:12
So I gave them up to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD comprehend fully.
The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's manger, but Israel does not know; My people do not understand."
And He replied, "Go and tell this people: 'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.'
Make the hearts of this people calloused; deafen their ears and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.
O LORD, Your hand is upraised, but they do not see it. They will see Your zeal for Your people, and be put to shame. The fire set for Your enemies will consume them!
For the LORD has poured out on you a spirit of deep sleep; He has shut your eyes, O prophets, and covered your heads, O seers.
And no one considers in his heart, no one has the knowledge or insight to say, "I burned half of it in the fire, and I baked bread on its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make something detestable with the rest of it? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
Come, gather together, and draw near, you fugitives of the nations. Ignorant are those who carry idols of wood and pray to a god that cannot save.
But they are altogether senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols made of wood!
Everyone is senseless and devoid of knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols. For his molten images are a fraud; they have no breath in them.
Every man is senseless and devoid of knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his molten images are a lie, and there is no breath in them.
Chapter Outline1. God comforts the church with his promises
7. The vanity of idols
9. And folly of idol makers
21. He exhorts to praise God for his redemption and omnipotence
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 44:9, 20
Isaiah 46:7, 8
Jeremiah 10:8, 14
for he hath
Matthew 13:14, 15
2 Corinthians 4:3, 4
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
John 12:39, 40
2 Peter 2:14
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