He said, “Go(A) and tell this people:

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
    be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’(B)

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10 Make the heart of this people calloused;(A)
    make their ears dull
    and close their eyes.[a](B)
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,(C)
    understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”(D)

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  1. Isaiah 6:10 Hebrew; Septuagint ‘You will be ever hearing, but never understanding; / you will be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ / 10 This people’s heart has become calloused; / they hardly hear with their ears, / and they have closed their eyes
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40 “He has blinded their eyes
    and hardened their hearts,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
    nor understand with their hearts,
    nor turn—and I would heal them.”[a](A)

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  1. John 12:40 Isaiah 6:10
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26 “‘Go to this people and say,
“You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.”

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27 For this people’s heart has become calloused;(A)
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’[a](B)

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  1. Acts 28:27 Isaiah 6:9,10 (see Septuagint)
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as it is written:

“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    eyes that could not see
    and ears that could not hear,(A)
to this very day.”[a](B)

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  1. Romans 11:8 Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
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