New American Standard Bible
for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
King James Bible
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
Darby Bible Translation
for they understood not through the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
World English Bible
for they hadn't understood about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
Young's Literal Translation
for they understood not concerning the loaves, for their heart hath been hard.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They considered not the miracle of the loaves - They did not remember or call to mind the "power" which Jesus had shown in feeding the five thousand by a miracle, and that, having done that, he had power also to save them from the storm.
Their heart was hardened - Their "mind" was dull to perceive it. This does not mean that they were "opposed" to Jesus, or that they had what we denominate "hardness of heart," but simply that they were slow to perceive his power. They did not quickly learn, as they ought to have done, that he had all power, and could therefore allay the storm. The word "heart" is frequently used in this sense. See Ephesians 1:18, in Greek; Romans 1:21; Romans 2:15; 2 Corinthians 4:6.
LibraryJanuary 8. "It is I, be not Afraid" (Mark vi. 50).
"It is I, be not afraid" (Mark vi. 50). Someone tells of a little child with some big story of sorrow upon its little heart, flying to its mother's arms for comfort, and intending to tell her the story of its trouble; but as that mother presses it to her bosom and pours out her love, it soon becomes so occupied with her and the sweetness of her affection that it forgets to tell its story, and in a little while even the memory of the trouble is forgotten. It has just been loved away, and she has taken …
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The Martyrdom of John
The First Sayings of Jesus --His Ideas of a Divine Father and of a Pure Religion --First Disciples.
And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?
And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?"
"HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES AND HE HARDENED THEIR HEART, SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED AND I HEAL THEM."
What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
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