Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

Bible References

The prophecy

Isaiah 6:9
And He replied:

Go! Say to these people:
Keep listening, but do not understand;
keep looking, but do not perceive.
Ezekiel 12:2
“Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.
Mark 4:12
so that

they may look and look,
yet not perceive;
they may listen and listen,
yet not understand;
otherwise, they might turn back—
and be forgiven.
Luke 8:10
So He said, “The secrets of the kingdom of God have been given for you to know, but to the rest it is in parables, so that

Looking they may not see,
and hearing they may not understand.
John 12:39
This is why they were unable to believe, because Isaiah also said:
Acts 28:25
Disagreeing among themselves, they began to leave after Paul made one statement: “The Holy Spirit correctly spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your ancestors
Romans 11:8
as it is written:

God gave them a spirit of insensitivity,
eyes that cannot see
and ears that cannot hear,
to this day.
2 Corinthians 3:14
but their minds were closed. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ.

General references

Leviticus 13:29
“When a man or woman has an infection on the head or chin,
Deuteronomy 29:4
Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a mind to understand, eyes to see, or ears to hear.
Deuteronomy 32:28
Israel is a nation lacking sense
with no understanding at all.
Proverbs 20:12
The hearing ear and the seeing eye—
the Lord made them both.
Ezekiel 17:2
“Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel.
Matthew 24:39
They didn’t know until the flood came and swept them all away. So this is the way the coming of the Son of Man will be:

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