To whom shall I speak, and give warning that they may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken, behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
If anyone desires to do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God or whether I speak of myself.
Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.
Then he said, Go and tell this people, Hear indeed, but do not understand; and see indeed, but do not perceive.
They did not know nor understand; for he has anointed their eyes that they not see and their hearts that they not understand.
Who is wise that he might understand this? and prudent that he might know this? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the rebellious shall fall therein.
But they did not know the thoughts of the LORD, neither did they understand his counsel by which he gathered them as sheaves onto the threshing floor.
I have come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Many therefore of his disciples when they had heard this said, This is a hard word; who can hear it?
Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do ye.
because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.