Son of man, thou art dwelling in the midst of a house of contradiction, which to them eyes to see, and they saw not: ears to them to hear, and they heard not: for they are a house of contradiction.
Thy chiefs turning away, and associates of thieves: every one loving a gift and following recompenses: the orphan they will not judge, and the cause of the widow will not come to them.
And he will say, Go, and say to this people, Hearing, hear ye, and ye shall not understand; and seeing, see ye, and ye shall not know.
Hear now this, O foolish people, and no heart; eyes to them and they will not see; and ears to them, and they will not hear:
And he will say to me, Son of man, I send thee to the sons of Israel, to rebellious nations who rebelled against me: they and their fathers transgressed against me even to this same day.
And if they will hear, and if they will desist, (for they a house of contradiction,) and they shall know that a prophet was in the midst of them.
For this I speak to them in parables: for seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
That seeing they might see, and not know; and hearing they might hear, and not understand; lest they turn back, and their sins be remitted to them.
And he said, To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: and to the rest in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they not seeing might see; and they seeing might be blind.
He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart: lest they see with the eyes, and understand with the heart, and should turn back, and I should heal them.
Remembering, thou shalt not forget that thou didst provoke Jehovah thy God to anger in the desert: from the day thou didst go out from the land of Egypt till your coming to this place, ye were rebelling against Jehovah.
And ye were rebelling against Jehovah from the day I knew you.
And Jehovah gave not to you an heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, even to this day.
For I knew thy rebellion and thy hard neck: behold, in my yet living with you this day, ye were rebelling against Jehovah; and much more after my death.
Linger ye, and wonder; delight yourselves, and be ye blinded; they were drunken and not with wine; they reeled and not with strong drink.
Wo to sons turning aside, says Jehovah, to make counsel and not from me; and to cover a covering, and not my spirit so as to add sin upon sin:
For this is a people of contradiction, sons of lies, sons who will not to hear the law of Jehovah.
Who blind but my servant? and deaf as my messenger I shall send? who blind he being perfect? and blind as the servant of Jehovah?
I spread forth my hands all the day to a perverse people, going the way not good, after their purposes.
As watching a field they were against her from round about; for she embittered against me, says Jehovah.
And to this people was a heart turning aside and perverse, and they turned aside and departed.
Who will give my head waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears? and I will weep day and night for the wounded of the daughter of my people.
As the diamond strong above the rock I gave thy forehead: thou shalt not fear them, and thou shalt not be terrified from their face, for they are a house of contradiction.
And will cause thy tongue to cleave to thy palate, and thou wert dumb, and thou shalt not be to them for a man reproving: for they are a house of contradiction.
Say now to the house of contradiction, Knew ye not what are these? Say, Behold, the king of Babel coming to Jerusalem, and he will take her king and her chiefs, and bring them to him into Babel.
And use a parable against the house of contradiction and say to them, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Set on the pot, set on, and also pour water into it:
And thou shalt say to the perverse to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Enough for you of all your abominations, O house of Israel.
We sinned, and we did iniquity, and were evil, and rebelled, and departing from thy commands and from thy judgments.
And Jesus having known, says to them, Why reason ye with yourselves, because ye have no loaves? observe ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers, also you.
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:
What then What Israel seeks for, this be attained not; but the selection attained, and the rest were hardened.
But their minds were hardened: for until this day the same veil upon the reading of the old covenant. remains not uncovered;for in Christ it is left unemployed.
And if also our good news is hid, in the lost is it hid:
Being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God by ignorance being in them, by the hardness of their heart;
And in all deceit of iniquity in the lost; because they received not the love of the truth, for them to be saved.