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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:
tho' they see, they will not perceive, and tho' they hear they will not understand: as if they were afraid of parting with their vices, in order to be pardoned.
he answered, the secret circumstances of the divine dispensation may be clearly revealed to you, but to others only in parables, so that they don't observe what they see, nor comprehend what they hear.
therefore they could not believe, according to what Esaias said in another place, "he hath blinded their eyes,
so not being able to agree, they retir'd, upon Paul's having told them, that the holy spirit had very justly said to our fathers by the prophet Esaias,
as it is written, "God hath given them up to a state of insensibility, so that their eyes could not see, and their ears could not hear."
2 Corinthians 3:14
besides, their minds were greatly prejudiced: for that very veil would still have obstructed the understanding of the old testament, unless it had been taken away by Christ.
having no thoughts of the flood till it came, and swept them all away; so shall also the advent of the son of man be.