New Living Translation
But the people couldn't believe, for as Isaiah also said,
King James Bible
Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
Darby Bible Translation
On this account they could not believe, because Esaias said again,
World English Bible
For this cause they couldn't believe, for Isaiah said again,
Young's Literal Translation
Because of this they were not able to believe, that again Isaiah said,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:39 Therefore now they could not believe - That is, by the just judgment of God, for their obstinacy and wilful resistance of the truth, they were at length so left to the hardness of their hearts, that neither the miracles nor doctrines of our Lord could make any impression upon them.
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This is exactly what Isaiah the prophet had predicted: "LORD, who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?"
"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."
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