And he said, Go, and say unto this people, [a]Ye shall hear indeed, but ye shall not understand: ye shall plainly see, and not perceive.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and he heal them.

11 Then said I, Lord, [b]how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

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  1. Isaiah 6:9 Whereby is declared that for the malice of man God will not immediately take away his word, but he will cause it to be preached to their condemnation, when as they will not learn thereby to obey his will, and be saved: hereby he exhorteth the ministers to do their duty, and answereth to the wicked murmurers, that through their own malice their heart is hardened, Matt. 13:14; Acts 28:26; Rom. 11:8.
  2. Isaiah 6:11 As he was moved with the zeal of God’s glory, so was he touched with a charitable affection toward the people.

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