Make the heart of this people calloused;3 make their ears dull and close their eyes.a4 Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears,5 understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."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"
Then I said, "For how long, O Lord?"7 And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined8 and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted9 and the fields ruined and ravaged,10