Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
And, I, said, - Only, poor people, are they, - They act foolishly, For they know not the way of Yahweh, the justice of their God!
Surely, perverse, is my people Me, have they not known, Foolish sons, they are, Yea without understanding, they are: Wise, they are to commit wickedness, But how to do well, they know not!
Even the stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, And the turtle and the swallow and the crane, observe the season for coming; But my people know not the just sentence of Yahweh.
But at once, do they become brutish and stupid, - An example of utmost vanity, is, a tree!
yet hath Yahweh not given onto you a heart to know, or eyes to see or ears to hear, - until this day.
Is it Yahweh, ye thus requite, O impious people and unwise? Is not, he, thy father who begat thee? He, that made thee and established thee?
Understand, ye brutish among the people, And, ye dullards, when will ye show discretion?
Then said be - Go and say unto this people, - Hear on but do not discern, See on but do not perceive:
When the cut-off boughs thereof are dry, they shall be broken to pieces, Women, coming, are kindling it! For it is not a people of understanding, For this cause, Will he that made him, not have compassion upon him, And, he that formed him, will shew him no favour.
They have not taken note, neither can they perceive, - He hath besmeared - past seeing - their eyes, Past understanding, their hearts;
Son of man. In the midst of a perverse house, dost thou dwell, - Who have eyes to see - and have not seen. Ears have they to hear - and have no heard, For a perverse house, they are.
For this reason, in parables, unto them, do I speak, - because, seeing, they see not, and, hearing, they hear not, - neither do they understand.
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; lest they should see with their eyes, and should understand with their heart, and should turn, - and I should heal them.
saying - Go thy way unto this people, and say - Ye shall, surely hear, and yet will in nowise understand. And, surely see, and yet will in nowise perceive;
Even as it is written - God hath given unto them a spirit of stupor, - eyes not to see, and ears not to hear, - until this very day;
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a dullard? that he who is without sense, may acquire wisdom.
So then, Ephraim, hath become, like a simple dove, having no understanding, on Egypt, have they called, to Assyria, have they gone,