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 make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame.
Come together, even come near, you nations who are still living: they have no knowledge who take up their image of wood, and make prayer to a god in whom is no salvation.
They put him on their backs, and take him up, and put him in his fixed place, from which he may not be moved; if a man gives a cry for help to him, he is unable to give an answer, or get him out of his trouble.
But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.
Because, having the knowledge of God, they did not give glory to God as God, and did not give praise, but their minds were full of foolish things, and their hearts, being without sense, were made dark.
For he hath
Make the hearts of this people fat, and let their ears be stopped, and their eyes shut; for fear that they may see with their eyes, and be hearing with their ears, and their heart may become wise, and they may be turned to me and made well.
For the Lord has sent on you a spirit of deep sleep; and by him your eyes, the prophets, are shut, and your heads, the seers, are covered.
So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes.
And for them the words of Isaiah have come true, Though you give ear, you will not get knowledge; and seeing, you will see, but the sense will not be clear to you:
Who in the past let all nations go in the ways which seemed good to them.
And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;
As it was said in the holy Writings, God gave them a spirit of sleep, eyes which might not see, and ears which have no hearing, to this day.
2 Corinthians 4:3
But if our good news is veiled, it is veiled from those who are on the way to destruction:
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Even the one whose coming is marked by the working of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same.
Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours.
Evil men have no knowledge of what is right; but those who go after the Lord have knowledge of all things.
Give ear now to this, O foolish people without sense; who have eyes but see nothing, and ears without the power of hearing:
Till a number are tested and make themselves clean; and the evil-doers will do evil; for not one of the evil-doers will have knowledge; but all will be made clear to those who are wise.
He who is wise will see these things; he who has good sense will have knowledge of them. For the ways of the Lord are straight, and the upright will go in them, but sinners will be falling in them.
You offspring of snakes, how are you, being evil, able to say good things? because out of the heart's store come the words of the mouth.
How is it possible for you to have faith while you take honour one from another and have no desire for the honour which comes from the only God?
Why are my words not clear to you? It is because your ears are shut to my teaching.
For this reason they were unable to have belief, because Isaiah said again,
2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of evil desire, never having enough of sin; turning feeble souls out of the true way; they are children of cursing, whose hearts are well used to bitter envy;
Send out the blind people who have eyes, and those who have ears, but they are shut.
For this reason I put things into the form of stories; because they see without seeing, and give ear without hearing, and the sense is not clear to them.
And they had no care till the waters came and took them all away; so will be the coming of the Son of man.