Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 And from what is left [of the log] he makes a god, his graven idol. He falls down to it, he worships it and prays to it and says, Deliver me, for you are my god! 18 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. 19 And no one considers in his mind, nor has he knowledge and understanding [enough] to say [to himself], I have burned part of this log in the fire, and also I have baked bread on its coals and have roasted meat and eaten it. And shall I make the remainder of it into an abomination [the very essence of what is disgusting, detestable, and shamefully vile in the eyes of a jealous God]? Shall I fall down and worship the stock of a tree [a block of wood without consciousness or life]?


Cross References

Psalm 81:12

So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust and let them go after their own stubborn will, that they might follow their own counsels.

Isaiah 29:10

For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep. And He has closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, He has covered and muffled.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish. Their instruction is given by idols who are but wood [it is a teaching of falsity, emptiness, futility]!

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man has become like a brute, irrational and stupid, without knowledge [of God]; every goldsmith is brought to shame by his graven idols; for his molten images are frauds and falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

Psalm 92:6

A man in his rude and uncultivated state knows not, neither does a [self-confident] fool understand this:

Proverbs 2:5-9

Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice, but they who crave and seek the Lord understand it fully.

Isaiah 1:3

The ox [instinctively] knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib, but Israel does not know or recognize Me [as Lord], My people do not consider or understand.

Isaiah 6:9-10

And He said, Go and tell this people, Hear and hear continually, but understand not; and see and see continually, but do not apprehend with your mind.

Isaiah 44:9

All who make graven idols are confusion, chaos, and worthlessness. Their objects (idols) in which they delight do not profit them, and their own witnesses (worshipers) do not see or know, so that they are put to shame.

Isaiah 44:20

That kind of man feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]! A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand a lie?

Isaiah 45:20

Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about [in religious processions or into battle] their wooden idols and keep on praying to a god that cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7-8

They bear it upon their shoulders [in religious processions or into battle]; they carry it and set it down in its place, and there it stands. It cannot move from its place. Even if one cries to it for help, yet [the idol] cannot answer or save him out of his distress.

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, the dogs are greedy; they never have enough. And such are the shepherds who cannot understand; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his own gain, from every quarter [one and all].

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear now this, O foolish people without understanding or heart, who have eyes and see not, who have ears and hear not:

Daniel 12:10

Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be tried, smelted, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but the teachers and those who are wise shall understand.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of the Lord are right and the [uncompromisingly] just shall walk in them, but transgressors shall stumble and fall in them.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 13:14-15

In them indeed is the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive.

John 5:44

How is it possible for you to believe [how can you learn to believe], you who [are content to seek and] receive praise and honor and glory from one another, and yet do not seek the praise and honor and glory which come from Him Who alone is God?

John 8:43

Why do you misunderstand what I say? It is because you are unable to hear what I am saying. [You cannot bear to listen to My message; your ears are shut to My teaching.]

John 12:39-40

Therefore they could not believe [they were unable to believe]. For Isaiah has also said,

Acts 14:16

In generations past He permitted all the nations to walk in their own ways;

Romans 1:21-23

Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.

Romans 1:28

And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,

Romans 11:8-10

As it is written, God gave them a spirit (an attitude) of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, [that has continued] down to this very day.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

But even if our Gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God), it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually dying and veiled [only] to those who are lost.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

The coming [of the lawless one, the antichrist] is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels -- "[all of them] lying wonders -- "

2 Peter 2:14

They have eyes full of harlotry, insatiable for sin. They beguile and bait and lure away unstable souls. Their hearts are trained in covetousness (lust, greed), [they are] children of a curse [ exposed to cursing]!

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