New American Standard Bible
Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen.
King James Bible
And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
Darby Bible Translation
And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken;
World English Bible
The eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen.
Young's Literal Translation
And not dazzled are the eyes of beholders, And the ears of hearers do attend.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the eyes of them that see ... - The sense of this verse is, that there shall be, under the reign of this wise and pious prince, on the part of the prophets and teachers, a clear view of divine truth, and on the part of the people who hear, a disposition to hearken and to attend to it. The phrase 'of them that see,' refers probably to the prophets, as those who were called seers (see the notes at Isaiah 29:10; Isaiah 30:10; compare 1 Samuel 9:9), or those who had visions (see the note at Isaiah 1:1) of the things that God would communicate to people. The word rendered 'be dim' (תשׁעינה tishe‛eynâh), is derived from שׁעה shâ‛âh, which usually signifies "to see, to look," but it also has a meaning similar to שׁעע shâ‛a‛, "to spread over, to close, to make blind." Of this fact Lowth seems not to have been aware when he proposed, without the authority of any MS., to change the text. The sense is, that those who were prophets and religious teachers should no more see obscurely, but should have clear and just views of divine truth.
And the ears of them that hear - Of the people who were instructed by their religious teachers.
Shall hearken - It shall be a characteristic of those times that they shall be disposed to attend to the truth of God.
The work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.' (Isaiah xxxii. 17.) One reason why I glory in teaching Full Salvation is that it includes a religion of certainty. It brings a man to a place of sureness as to his religious relationships. A soul just awakened to a sense of responsibility is naturally full of wonderment and anxiety, and this must be disposed of. So that when we speak of a man obtaining Salvation, we say 'he found peace'. …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
Under his Shadow.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
"I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone."
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