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 Jehovah poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and he will close your eyes: the prophets and your heads, the seeing he covered.
Isaiah 63:17
Wherefore, O Jehovah, wilt thou cause us to wander from thy ways, wilt thou harden our heart from thy fear? turn back for sake of thy servants, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Exodus 7:3
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart., and I multiplied my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt
Exodus 10:27
And Jehovah will bind fast the heart of Pharaoh, and he not being willing to send them forth.
Exodus 11:10
And Moses and Aaron did all these signs before Pharaoh; and Jehovah will bind fast Pharaoh's heart, and he sent not forth the sons of Israel from his land.
Exodus 14:17
And I, behold me binding fast the heart of the Egyptians, and they shall go after them: and I will be honored in Pharaoh, and upon all his army, and in his chariots, and in his horsemen.
Deuteronomy 2:30
And Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass by him, for Jehovah thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart strong in order to give him into thy hand as this day.
Ezekiel 3:6
Not to many peoples deep of lip and heavy of tongue which thou wilt not hear their words If to them I sent thee, they will hear to thee.
2 Corinthians 2:16
Truly to those an odor of death into death; and to those an odor of life into life. And who sufficient for these things?

Fat

Deuteronomy 32:15
And Jeshurun will be fat and will tread down: Thou wert fat, thou wert thick, thou wert covered; And he will reject God having made him, And he will despise the Rock of his deliverance.
Psalm 17:10
They shut up their fat: their mouth spake in pride.

Ears heavy

Jeremiah 6:10
To whom shall I speak and testify, and they will hear? behold, their ear being uncircumcised, and they shall not be able to hearken: behold, the word of Jehovah was to them for a reproach; they will not delight in it
Zechariah 7:11
And they will refuse to attend, and they will give a stubborn shoulder, and their ears they made heavy from hearing.

Convert

Isaiah 19:22
And Jehovah smote Egypt, and he smote and healed: and they turned back even to Jehovah, and he was entreated by them, and he healed them.
Matthew 13:15
For the heart of this people has been thickened, and with their ears have they heard heavily, and their eyes have they closed; lest perhaps they should see with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and turn back, and I should heal them.

General references

Exodus 10:20
And Jehovah will bind fast the heart of Pharaoh, and he sent not forth the sons of Israel.
Deuteronomy 28:28
Jehovah will strike thee with madness and with blindness and with astonishment of heart;
Deuteronomy 29:4
And Jehovah gave not to you an heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, even to this day.