'Perceive' in the Bible
I see him, but not now;I perceive him, but not near.A star will come from Jacob,and a scepter will arise from Israel.He will smash the forehead of Moaband strike down all the Shethites.
If I go east, He is not there,and if I go west, I cannot perceive Him.
At their feasts they have lyre, harp,tambourine, flute, and wine.They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,and they do not see the work of His hands.
And He replied:Go! Say to these people:Keep listening, but do not understand;keep looking, but do not perceive.
Tell us the coming events,then we will know that you are gods.Indeed, do something good or bad,then we will be in awe and perceive.
Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:You will listen and listen,yet never understand;and you will look and look,yet never perceive.
so thatthey may look and look,yet not perceive;they may listen and listen,yet not understand;otherwise, they might turn back—and be forgiven.”