Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 Yahweh, hath poured out upon you, a spirit of deep sleep, Yea hath tightly shut your eyes - the prophets, - And, your heads - the seers, hath he covered,
Isaiah 63:17
Wherefore shouldst thou suffer us to wander O Yahweh, from thy ways? Wherefore shouldst thou let us harden our heart past revering thee? Return thou for the sake of Thy servants, The tribes thou thyself hast inherited.
Exodus 7:3
But, I, will suffer Pharaoh to harden his heart, - so will I multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 10:27
And Yahweh let the heart of Pharaoh wax bold, - and he was not willing to let them go.
Exodus 11:10
So then, Moses and Aaron, did all these wonders before Pharaoh, - but Yahweh let Pharaoh's heart wax bold, and he did not let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
Exodus 14:17
and, I, behold me letting the heart of the Egyptians wax bold, that they may enter after them, - that I may get me honour over Pharaoh and over his forces, over his chariots, and over his horsemen,
Deuteronomy 2:30
But Sihon king of Heshbon, was not willing, to let us pass along through it, - for Yahweh thy God had suffered him to make his spirit harsh and his heart bold, that he might give him into thy hand - (as appeareth this day).
Ezekiel 3:6
liner unto many peoples deep of lip and heavy of tongue, whose words thou couldst not understand, - surely if unto them I had sent thee, they would have hearkened unto thee.
2 Corinthians 2:16
In these, indeed, a fragrance out of death into death, but, in those, a fragrance out of life into life. And, for these things, who is sufficient?


Deuteronomy 32:15
Then Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: Thou wast fat, Thou wast thick, Thou wast gorged, So he forsook the GOD who made him, And treated as foolish his Rock of salvation.
Psalm 17:10
Their own fat heart , have they shut up, - With their mouth, have they spoken proudly.

Ears heavy

Jeremiah 6:10
Unto whom, can I speak - and bear witness, that they may hear? Lo! uncircumcised, is their ear, that they cannot attend, - Lo! the word of Yahweh, hath become to them a reproach, they take no delight therein.
Zechariah 7:11
Howbeit they refused to give heed, but put forth a rebellious shoulder, - and, their ears, made they hard of hearing, that they might not hear;


Isaiah 19:22
And Yahweh, will plague Egypt, plague and heal, - And they will turn unto Yahweh And he will be entreated of them and will heal them.
Matthew 13:15
For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them.

General references

Exodus 10:20
But Yahweh suffered the heart of Pharaoh to wax bold, - and he did not let the sons of Israel go.
Deuteronomy 28:28
Yahweh, will smite thee, with madness and with blindness, - and with terror of heart;
Deuteronomy 29:4
yet hath Yahweh not given onto you a heart to know, or eyes to see or ears to hear, - until this day.