Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
‘Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people,
Who have eyes but do not see;
Who have ears but do not hear.
“Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.
the great trials which your eyes have seen, those great signs and wonders.
Hear, you deaf!
And look, you blind, that you may see.
They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.
But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,