New Living Translation
for they still didn't understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:52 Their heart was hardened - And yet they were not reprobates. It means only, they were slow and dull of apprehension.
LibraryThe World's Bread
'And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. 31. And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. 33. And the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On Attending the Church Service
The Epistle of Saint Jude.
Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, "Why are you arguing about having no bread? Don't you know or understand even yet? Are your hearts too hard to take it in?
"Don't you understand yet?" he asked them.
"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."
So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have--the ones God has chosen--but the hearts of the rest were hardened.
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