Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

when He said,Go to these people and say:
You will listen and listen,
yet never understand;
and you will look and look,
yet never perceive.

New American Standard Bible

saying, 'GO TO THIS PEOPLE AND SAY, "YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

King James Version

Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

International Standard Version

He said, "Go to this people and say, "You will listen and listen but never understand, and you will look and look but never see!

A Conservative Version

saying, Go thou to this people, and say, Hearing ye will hear, and will, no, not understand, and seeing ye will see, and will, no, not perceive.

American Standard Version

saying, Go thou unto this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

Amplified

Go to this people and say to them, You will indeed hear and hear with your ears but will not understand, and you will indeed look and look with your eyes but will not see [not perceive, have knowledge of or become acquainted with what you look at, at all].

An Understandable Version

saying, [Isa. 6:9-10], 'Go to these people and say, you will hear all right, but you will not understand [what you hear]. You will see all right, but you will not perceive [what you see].

Anderson New Testament

saying: Go to this people and say, You shall surely hear, but you will not understand; and you shall surely see, but you will not perceive.

Bible in Basic English

Go to this people and say, Though you give ear, you will not get knowledge; and seeing, you will see, but the sense will not be clear to you:

Common New Testament

saying, 'Go to this people and say, "you will be ever hearing, but will never understand; and you will be ever seeing, but will never perceive.

Daniel Mace New Testament

"go to this people and say, hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive.

Darby Translation

saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear and not understand, and seeing ye shall see and not perceive.

Godbey New Testament

Go to this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and may not understand; and seeing you shall see, and may not perceive:

Goodspeed New Testament

" 'Go to this Nation and say to them, "You will listen, and listen, and never understand, And you will look, and look, and never see!

John Wesley New Testament

Saying, Go to this people and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see and not perceive;

Julia Smith Translation

Saying, Go to this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and ye should not perceive:

King James 2000

Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive:

Lexham Expanded Bible

saying, 'Go to this people and say, "{You will keep on hearing} and will never understand, and {you will keep on seeing} and will never perceive.

Modern King James verseion

saying, "Go to this people and say: Hearing you shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see and not perceive.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

saying, 'Go unto this people and say: with your ears shall ye hear, and shall not understand: and with your eyes shall ye see and shall not perceive.

Moffatt New Testament

when he said, Go and tell this people, 'You will hear and hear but never understand, you will see and see but never perceive.'

Montgomery New Testament

"Go to the people and tell them, You will hear and hear, and by no means understand; And will look, and by no means see.

NET Bible

when he said, 'Go to this people and say, "You will keep on hearing, but will never understand, and you will keep on looking, but will never perceive.

New Heart English Bible

saying, 'Go to this people, and say, in hearing, you will hear, but will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, but will in no way perceive.

Noyes New Testament

saying, "Go to this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see and not perceive.

Sawyer New Testament

saying, Go to this people and say, Hearing you shall hear and not understand, and seeing you shall see and not perceive;

The Emphasized Bible

saying - Go thy way unto this people, and say - Ye shall, surely hear, and yet will in nowise understand. And, surely see, and yet will in nowise perceive;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

saying, Go to this people, and say, "In hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, yet in nowise perceive.

Twentieth Century New Testament

'Go to this nation and say--"You will hear with your ears without ever understanding, and, though you have eyes, you will see without ever perceiving."

Webster

Saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive.

Weymouth New Testament

"'Go to this people and tell them, you will hear and hear, and by no means understand; and will look and look, and by no means see.

Williams New Testament

'Go to this people and say to them, "You will listen, and listen, and never understand, and you will look, and look, and never see!

World English Bible

saying, 'Go to this people, and say, in hearing, you will hear, but will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, but will in no way perceive.

Worrell New Testament

saying, 'Go your way to this people, and say, With hearing ye shall hear, but in no wise understand; and, looking, ye shall look, and in no wise see;

Worsley New Testament

saying, Go to this people and say, Ye shall hear by the hearing of the ear, and not understand; and in seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: for the heart of this people is stupified,

Youngs Literal Translation

saying, Go on unto this people and say, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and ye shall not perceive,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

Go
πορεύομαι 
Poreuomai 
go, depart, walk, go way,
Usage: 101

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

τοῦτον 
Touton 
Usage: 50

λαός 
Laos 
Usage: 137

and







and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

say
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

ἀκοή 
Akoe 
Usage: 21

ye shall hear
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

συνίημι 
suniemi 
Usage: 14

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

συνίημι 
suniemi 
Usage: 14

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

ye shall see
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

Context Readings

Paul And The Jewish Community In Rome

25 Disagreeing among themselves, they began to leave after Paul made one statement: “The Holy Spirit correctly spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your ancestors 26 when He said,Go to these people and say:
You will listen and listen,
yet never understand;
and you will look and look,
yet never perceive.
27 For the hearts of these people
have grown callous,
their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their heart,
and be converted,
and I would heal them.



Cross References

Isaiah 6:9-10

And He replied:Go! Say to these people:
Keep listening, but do not understand;
keep looking, but do not perceive.

Ezekiel 12:2

“Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.

Isaiah 42:19-20

Who is blind but My servant,
or deaf like My messenger I am sending?
Who is blind like My dedicated one,
or blind like the servant of the Lord?

Matthew 13:14-15

Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:You will listen and listen,
yet never understand;
and you will look and look,
yet never perceive.

Mark 4:12

so thatthey may look and look,
yet not perceive;
they may listen and listen,
yet not understand;
otherwise, they might turn back—
and be forgiven.

Luke 8:10

So He said, “The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so thatLooking they may not see,
and hearing they may not understand.

Deuteronomy 29:4

Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a mind to understand, eyes to see, or ears to hear.

Psalm 81:11-12

“But My people did not listen to Me;
Israel did not obey Me.

Isaiah 29:10

For the Lord has poured out on you
an overwhelming urge to sleep;
He has shut your eyes—the prophets,
and covered your heads—the seers.

Isaiah 29:14

therefore I will again confound these people
with wonder after wonder.
The wisdom of their wise men will vanish,
and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.

Isaiah 66:4

So I will choose their punishment,
and I will bring on them what they dread
because I called and no one answered;
I spoke and they didn’t hear;
they did what was evil in My sight
and chose what I didn’t delight in.

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear this,
you foolish and senseless people.
They have eyes, but they don’t see.
They have ears, but they don’t hear.

Ezekiel 3:6-7

You are not being sent to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.

Mark 8:17-18

Aware of this, He said to them, “Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Don’t you understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened?

Luke 24:25

He said to them, “How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken!

Luke 24:45

Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

John 12:38-40

But this was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet, who said:Lord, who has believed our message?
And who has the armof the Lord
been revealed to?

Romans 11:8-10

as it is written:God gave them a spirit of insensitivity,
eyes that cannot see
and ears that cannot hear,
to this day.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6

In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

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