Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
"I came into this world," said Jesus, "to judge men, that those who do not see may see, and that those who do see may become blind."
I speak to them in figurative language for this reason, that while looking they do not see, and while hearing they neither hear nor understand.
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind; and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into some pit."
that "'They may look and look but not see, and listen and listen but not understand, lest perchance they should return and be pardoned.'"
"To you," He replied, "it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God; but all others are taught by parables, in order that they may see and yet not see, and may hear and yet not understand.
"'Go to this people and tell them, you will hear and hear, and by no means understand; and will look and look, and by no means see.
And so Scripture says, "God has given them a spirit of drowsiness--eyes to see nothing with and ears to hear nothing with--even until now."
He perceived what they were saying, and He said to them, "What is this discussion of yours about having no bread? Do you not yet see and understand? Are your minds so dull of comprehension?
Repent, therefore, and reform your lives, so that the record of your sins may be cancelled, and that there may come seasons of revival from the Lord,
So they set out, being accompanied for a short distance by some other members of the Church; and as they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told the whole story of the conversion of the Gentiles and inspired all the brethren with great joy.
My brethren, if one of you strays from the truth and some one brings him back,
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim Good News to the poor; He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners of war and recovery of sight to the blind: to send away free those whom tyranny has crushed,
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.
The Jews, however, did not believe the statement concerning him--that he had been blind and had obtained his sight--until they called his parents and asked them,
If the deeds I do are not my Father's deeds, do not believe me.