Isaiah 6:9

9 He said, “Go and tell this people: “ ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’

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Isaiah 6:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
ESV
9 And he said, "Go, and say to this people: "'Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'
NLT
9 And he said, “Yes, go, and say to this people, ‘Listen carefully, but do not understand. Watch closely, but learn nothing.’
MSG
9 He said, "Go and tell this people: "'Listen hard, but you aren't going to get it; look hard, but you won't catch on.'
CSB
9 And He replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive.

Isaiah 6:9 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 6:9

And he said, go, and tell this people
What is and will be their case and condition, as follows: hear ye indeed;
the words of the prophets sent unto them, yea, Christ himself incarnate preaching among them; the great Prophet Moses said should be raised up unto them: but understand not;
neither that he is the Messiah, nor the doctrines delivered by him; which were spoken to them in parables; see ( Matthew 13:13-15 ) : and see ye indeed:
the miracles wrought by him, as raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, restoring sight to the blind, causing the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak: but perceive not;
that he is the Messiah, though all the characteristics pointed at in prophecy are upon him, and such miracles are done by him.

Isaiah 6:9 In-Context

7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
9 He said, “Go and tell this people: “ ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes.Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “For how long, Lord?” And he answered: “Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezekiel 3:11; Amos 7:15; Matthew 28:19
  • 2. Jeremiah 5:21; S Matthew 13:15*; Luke 8:10*
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