Jeremiah 5:21
New International Version
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:

New Living Translation
Listen, you foolish and senseless people, with eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear.

English Standard Version
“Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.

Berean Study Bible
“Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear.

King James Bible
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

New King James Version
‘Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not:

New American Standard Bible
‘Now hear this, you foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see, Who have ears but do not hear.

NASB 1995
'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.

NASB 1977
‘Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes, but see not; Who have ears, but hear not.

Amplified Bible
‘Now hear this, O foolish people without heart, Who have eyes but do not see, Who have ears but do not hear.

Christian Standard Bible
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people. They have eyes, but they don’t see. They have ears, but they don’t hear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people. They have eyes, but they don't see. They have ears, but they don't hear.

American Standard Version
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; that have eyes, and see not; that have ears, and hear not:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Hear this, foolish people, that has no heart in it, who have eyes and they do not see, and they have ears and they are not hearing

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear ye now these things, O foolish and senseless people; who have eyes, and see not; and have ears, and hear not:

Contemporary English Version
You fools! Why don't you listen when I speak? Why can't you understand

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.

English Revised Version
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Good News Translation
Pay attention, you foolish and stupid people, who have eyes, but cannot see, and have ears, but cannot hear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hear this, you stupid and senseless people! You have eyes, but you cannot see. You have ears, but you cannot hear.

International Standard Version
Hear this, you foolish and stupid people: They have eyes, but don't see; they have ears, but don't hear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding, That have eyes, and see not, That have ears, and hear not:

Literal Standard Version
Now hear this, "" O people, foolish and without heart, "" They have eyes, and they do not see, "" They have ears, and they do not hear.

NET Bible
Tell them: 'Hear this, you foolish people who have no understanding, who have eyes but do not discern, who have ears but do not perceive:

New Heart English Bible
'Hear now this, foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and do not see; who have ears, and do not hear:

World English Bible
'Hear now this, foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and don't see; who have ears, and don't hear:

Young's Literal Translation
Hear ye, I pray you, this, O people, foolish and without heart, Eyes they have, and they see not, Ears they have, and they hear not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment Proclaimed
20Declare this in the house of Jacob and proclaim it in Judah: 21“Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear. 22Do you not fear Me?” declares the LORD. “Do you not tremble before Me, the One who set the sand as the boundary for the sea, an enduring barrier it cannot cross? The waves surge, but they cannot prevail. They roar but cannot cross it.…

Cross References
Matthew 13:13
This is why I speak to them in parables: 'Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.'

Matthew 13:14
In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

Mark 4:12
so that, 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven.'"

Mark 8:18
Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear?' And do you not remember?

John 12:40
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they cannot see with their eyes, and understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them."

Acts 28:26
Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving."

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship, so that men are without excuse.

Romans 11:8
as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see, and ears that could not hear, to this very day."

Isaiah 6:9
And He replied: "Go and tell this people, 'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.'

Isaiah 6:10
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."

Isaiah 43:8
Bring out a people who have eyes but are blind, and who have ears but are deaf.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they know not how to do good."

Jeremiah 5:20
Declare this in the house of Jacob and proclaim it in Judah:

Jeremiah 6:10
To whom can I give this warning? Who will listen to me? Look, their ears are closed, so they cannot hear. See, the word of the LORD has become offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.

Ezekiel 12:2
"Son of man, you are living in a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.

Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing.


Treasury of Scripture

Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

O foolish.

Jeremiah 5:4
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

Jeremiah 4:22
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 8:7
Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

understanding.

Proverbs 17:16
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

Hosea 7:11
Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.









(21) Which have eyes, and see not.--An almost verbal reproduction from Isaiah 6:10.

Verse 21. - Without understanding; literally, without heart. This seems at first sight inconsistent with ver. 23, where the people is described as having indeed a "heart," but one hostile to Jehovah. The explanation is that a course of deliberate sin perverts a man's moral perceptions. The prophet first of all states the result, and then the cause. So in Ezekiel 12:2, "Which have eyes and see not," etc.; "for they are a rebellions house."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Hear
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

this,
זֹ֔את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

O foolish
סָכָ֖ל (sā·ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5530: A fool

and senseless
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

people,
עַ֥ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

who have eyes
עֵינַ֤יִם (‘ê·na·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

but do not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

see,
יִרְא֔וּ (yir·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

who have ears
אָזְנַ֥יִם (’ā·zə·na·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

but do not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

hear.
יִשְׁמָֽעוּ׃ (yiš·mā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently


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