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 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.
Isaiah 63:17
O Lord, why do you send us wandering from your ways, making our hearts hard, so that we have no fear of you? Come back, because of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.
Exodus 7:3
And I will make Pharaoh's heart hard, and my signs and wonders will be increased in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 10:27
But the Lord made Pharaoh's heart hard, and he would not let them go.
Exodus 11:10
All these wonders Moses and Aaron did before Pharaoh: but the Lord made Pharaoh's heart hard, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
Exodus 14:17
And I will make the heart of the Egyptians hard, and they will go in after them: and I will be honoured over Pharaoh and over his army, his war-carriages, and his horsemen.
Deuteronomy 2:30
But Sihon, king of Heshbon, would not let us go through; for the Lord your God made his spirit hard and his heart strong, so that he might give him up into your hands as at this day.
Ezekiel 3:6
Not to a number of peoples whose talk is strange and whose language is hard and whose words are not clear to you. Truly, if I sent you to them they would give ear to you.
2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one it is a perfume of death to death; to the other a perfume of life to life. And who is enough for such things?

Fat

Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun became fat and would not be controlled: you have become fat, you are thick and full of food: then he was untrue to the God who made him, giving no honour to the Rock of his salvation.

Ears heavy

Jeremiah 6:10
To whom am I to give word, witnessing so that they may take note? see, their ears are stopped, and they are not able to give attention: see, the word of the Lord has been a cause of shame to them, they have no delight in it.
Zechariah 7:11
But they would not give attention, turning their backs and stopping their ears from hearing;

Convert

Isaiah 19:22
And the Lord will send punishment on Egypt, and will make them well again; and when they come back to the Lord he will give ear to their prayer and take away their disease.
Matthew 13:15
For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.

General references

Exodus 10:20
But the Lord made Pharaoh's heart hard, and he did not let the children of Israel go.
Deuteronomy 28:28
He will make your minds diseased, and your eyes blind, and your hearts wasted with fear:
Deuteronomy 29:4
But even to this day the Lord has not given you a mind open to knowledge, or seeing eyes or hearing ears.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain