Parallel Verses

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.

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, nor do they understand, for God has muddied their eyes so that they cannot see, and their hearts (minds) as well so that they cannot understand.

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.

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 the rest of it he makes into a god, even his pictured image: he goes down on his face before it, giving worship to it, and making prayer to it, saying, Be my saviour; for you are my god. 18 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. 19 And no one takes note, no one has enough knowledge or wisdom to say, I have put part of it in the fire, and made bread on it; I have had a meal of the flesh cooked with it: and am I now to make the rest of it into a false god? am I to go down on my face before a bit of wood?


Cross References

Psalm 81:12

So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes.

Isaiah 29:10

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.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.

Jeremiah 10:14

Then every man becomes like a beast without knowledge; every gold-worker is put to shame by the image he has made: for his metal image is deceit, and there is no breath in them.

Jeremiah 10:14

Then every man becomes like a beast without knowledge; every gold-worker is put to shame by the image he has made: for his metal image is deceit, and there is no breath in them.

Proverbs 2:5-9

Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men have no knowledge of what is right; but those who go after the Lord have knowledge of all things.

Isaiah 1:3

Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.

Isaiah 6:9-10

And he said, Go, and say to this people, You will go on hearing, but learning nothing; you will go on seeing, but without getting wiser.

Isaiah 44:9

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.

Isaiah 44:20

As for him whose food is the dust of a dead fire, he has been turned from the way by a twisted mind, so that he is unable to keep himself safe by saying, What I have here in my hand is false.

Isaiah 45:20

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.

Isaiah 46:7-8

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.

Isaiah 56:11

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.

Jeremiah 5:21

Give ear now to this, O foolish people without sense; who have eyes but see nothing, and ears without the power of hearing:

Daniel 12:10

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.

Hosea 14:9

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.

Matthew 12:34

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.

Matthew 13:14-15

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:

John 5:44

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?

John 8:43

Why are my words not clear to you? It is because your ears are shut to my teaching.

John 12:39-40

For this reason they were unable to have belief, because Isaiah said again,

Acts 14:16

Who in the past let all nations go in the ways which seemed good to them.

Romans 1:21-23

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.

Romans 1:28

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;

Romans 11:8-10

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 4:3-4

But if our good news is veiled, it is veiled from those who are on the way to destruction:

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Even the one whose coming is marked by the working of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

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;

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