Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.

King James Version

They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Holman Bible

Such people do not comprehend
and cannot understand,
for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see,
and their minds so they cannot understand.

International Standard Version

They don't realize; they don't understand, because their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds, too, so they cannot understand.

A Conservative Version

They do not know, nor do they consider. For he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see, and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

American Standard Version

They know not, neither do they consider: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Amplified

They do not know or understand, for their eyes God has let become besmeared so that they cannot see, and their minds as well so that they cannot understand.

Bible in Basic English

They have no knowledge or wisdom; for he has put a veil over their eyes, so that they may not see; and on their hearts, so that they may not give attention.

Darby Translation

They have no knowledge, and understand not; for he hath plastered their eyes, that they may not see; and their hearts, that they may not understand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They did not know nor understand; for he has anointed their eyes that they not see and their hearts that they not understand.

Julia Smith Translation

They will not know, and they will not discern: he spread over their eyes from seeing; their heart from considering.

King James 2000

They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They do not know, and they do not understand, for their eyes [are] besmeared {so that they cannot see}, their {minds} {so that they have no insight}.

Modern King James verseion

They have not known nor understood; for He has shut their eyes so that they cannot see; and their hearts so that they cannot understand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yet men neither consider nor understand; because their eyes are stopped that they cannot see, and their hearts, that they can not perceive.

NET Bible

They do not comprehend or understand, for their eyes are blind and cannot see; their minds do not discern.

New Heart English Bible

They do not know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand.

The Emphasized Bible

They have not taken note, neither can they perceive, - He hath besmeared - past seeing - their eyes, Past understanding, their hearts;

Webster

They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

World English Bible

They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand.

Youngs Literal Translation

They have not known, nor do they understand, For He hath daubed their eyes from seeing, Their heart from acting wisely.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
טוּח 
Tuwach 
Usage: 12

לבּה 
Libbah 
Usage: 5

References

American

Eye

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Eye

Context Readings

Idolatry Is Ridiculous

17 But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, "Deliver me, for you are my god." 18 They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. 19 No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals I roast meat and eat it Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"


Cross References

Psalm 81:12

"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

Isaiah 29:10

For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood!

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Psalm 92:6

A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Proverbs 2:5-9

Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

Isaiah 1:3

"An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand."

Isaiah 6:9-10

He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'

Isaiah 44:9

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

Isaiah 44:20

He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"

Isaiah 45:20

"Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7-8

"They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place and it stands there It does not move from its place Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; It cannot deliver him from his distress.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Jeremiah 5:21

'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.

Daniel 12:10

"Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.

Hosea 14:9

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.

Matthew 12:34

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Matthew 13:14-15

"In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;

John 5:44

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

John 8:43

"Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.

John 12:39-40

For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,

Acts 14:16

"In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways;

Romans 1:21-23

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,

Romans 11:8-10

just as it is written, "GOD GAVE THEM A SPIRIT OF STUPOR, EYES TO SEE NOT AND EARS TO HEAR NOT, DOWN TO THIS VERY DAY."

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

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