Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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 convert, and be healed.

Bible References

The heart

Isaiah 29:10
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.
Isaiah 63:17
O LORD, why do thou make us to err from thy ways, and harden our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Exodus 7:3
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 10:27
But LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.
Exodus 11:10
And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh. And LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
Exodus 14:17
And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them, and I will get for me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his army, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
Deuteronomy 2:30
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him, for LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as at this day.
Ezekiel 3:6
not to many peoples of a strange speech, and of a hard language, whose words thou cannot understand. Surely, if I sent thee to them, they would hearken to thee.
2 Corinthians 2:16
to the one an odor of death for death, and to the other an aroma of life for life. And who is adequate for these things?

Fat

Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. Thou have grown fat. Thou have grown thick. Thou have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Psalm 17:10
They are enclosed in their own fat. With their mouth they speak proudly.

Ears heavy

Jeremiah 6:10
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken. Behold, the word of LORD has become to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.

Convert

Isaiah 19:22
And LORD will smite Egypt, smiting and healing, and they shall return to LORD. And he will be entreated by them, and will heal them.
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart became fat, and their ears hear heavily, and their eyes are shut, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn, and I will heal them.

General references

Exodus 10:20
But LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go.
Deuteronomy 28:28
LORD will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with confusion of mind,
Deuteronomy 29:4
yet LORD has not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.