New International Version
Hear this, you 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:
Darby Bible Translation
Hear now this, O foolish and heartless people, who have eyes and see not; who have ears, and hear not.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will not make a full end - There are more evils in store for you. You shall not only be spoiled, and all your property destroyed, but ye shall be carried into captivity; and ye shall serve strangers in a land that is not yours, Jeremiah 5:19.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O foolish. See on ver.
understanding. Heb. heart.
LibraryA Question for the Beginning
'What will ye do in the end?'--JER. v. 31. I find that I preached to the young from this text just thirty years since--nearly a generation ago. How few of my then congregation are here to-night! how changed they and I are! and how much nearer the close we have drifted! How many of the young men and women of that evening have gone to meet the end, and how many of them have wrecked their lives because they would not face and answer this question! Ah, dear young friends, if I could bring some of the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
so that, "'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'"
Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don't you remember?
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn--and I would heal them."
"'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving."
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
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