New Living Translation
Listen, you foolish and senseless people, with eyes that do not see and ears that 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:21 And hear not - They are wilfully blind, and obstinately deaf, will neither see, nor hear the word, will, or works of God, of which he giveth two instances in the two following verse s.
LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don't really see. They hear, but they don't really listen or understand.
This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says, 'When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend.
so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: 'When they see what I do, they will learn nothing. When they hear what I say, they will not understand. Otherwise, they will turn to me and be forgiven.'"
'You have eyes--can't you see? You have ears--can't you hear?' Don't you remember anything at all?
"The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts--so that their eyes cannot see, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and have me heal them."
Go and say to this people: When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend.
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
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