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
All who form idols are nothing; the things in which they delight are worthless. Their witnesses cannot see; they recognize nothing, so they are put to shame.
Gather together and come! Approach together, you refugees from the nations! Those who carry wooden idols know nothing, those who pray to a god that cannot deliver.
They put it on their shoulder and carry it; they put it in its place and it just stands there; it does not move from its place. Even when someone cries out to it, it does not reply; it does not deliver him from his distress.
The people of those nations are both stupid and foolish. Instruction from a wooden idol is worthless!
For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts and their senseless hearts were darkened.
For he hath
Make the hearts of these people calloused; make their ears deaf and their eyes blind! Otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, their hearts might understand and they might repent and be healed."
For the Lord has poured out on you a strong urge to sleep deeply. He has shut your eyes (the prophets), and covered your heads (the seers).
I gave them over to their stubborn desires; they did what seemed right to them.
And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: 'You will listen carefully yet will never understand, you will look closely yet will never comprehend.
In past generations he allowed all the nations to go their own ways,
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done.
as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day."
2 Corinthians 4:3
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing,
2 Thessalonians 2:9
The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan's working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders,
The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.
The spiritually insensitive do not recognize this; the fool does not understand this.
then you will understand how to fear the Lord, and you will discover knowledge about God.
Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it all.
Tell them: 'Hear this, you foolish people who have no understanding, who have eyes but do not discern, who have ears but do not perceive:
Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand.
Who is wise? Let him discern these things! Who is discerning? Let him understand them! For the ways of the Lord are right; the godly walk in them, but in them the rebellious stumble.
Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.
How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God?
Why don't you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept my teaching.
For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said,
2 Peter 2:14
Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children!
Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes, those who are deaf, even though they have ears!
For this reason I speak to them in parables: Although they see they do not see, and although they hear they do not hear nor do they understand.
And they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away. It will be the same at the coming of the Son of Man.