Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
For he hath
Those who fashion a graven image are all of them vanity. And the things that they delight in shall not profit. And their own witnesses see not, nor know, that they may be put to shame.
Assemble yourselves and come, draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations. They have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven image, and pray to a god that cannot save.
They bear it upon the shoulder. They carry it, and set it in its place, and it stands. From its place it shall not remove. Yea, he may cry to it, yet it cannot answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
But they are together brutish and foolish, the instruction of idols! It is but a block of wood.
Because, although knowing God, they did not glorify him as God, nor were they thankful, but became vain in their reasonings and their heart was darkened without understanding.
For he hath
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn, and be healed.
For LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes. The prophets, and your heads, the seers, he has covered.
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing ye will hear, and will, no, not understand, and seeing ye will see, and will, no, not perceive.
who in the generations that have passed allowed all the nations to go in their own ways,
And just as they did not approve having God in knowledge, God gave them over to an unfit mind, to do things that are not fit;
just as it is written that God gave them a spirit of slumber: eyes not to see, and ears not to hear, until this very day.
2 Corinthians 4:3
But even if our good-news is concealed, it is concealed in those who are perishing,
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and marvels of deceit,
Yea, the dogs are greedy; they can never have enough. And these are shepherds who cannot understand. They have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.
A brutish man knows not, nor does a fool understand this.
then thou shall understand the fear of LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek LORD understand all things.
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding, who have eyes, and see not, who have ears, and hear not:
Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.
Who is wise, that he may understand these things, prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them. But transgressors shall fall therein.
Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
How can ye believe, who receive glory from each other, and seek not the glory from the only God?
Why do ye not understand my speech? Because ye cannot hear my word.
Because of this they could not believe. Because Isaiah said again,
2 Peter 2:14
having eyes full of adultery, and unceasing sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, children of a curse,
Bring forth the blind people who have eyes, and the deaf who have ears.
Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, nor do they understand.
And they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of man.