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Selected Verse: Isaiah 44:18 - Strong Concordance

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Isa 44:18 Strong Concordance They have not known [03045] nor understood [0995]: for he hath shut [02902] their eyes [05869], that they cannot see [07200]; and their hearts [03826], that they cannot understand [07919].
  King James They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882]
he, &c.--God hath given them over to judicial blindness; not His direct physical, but His providential agency in administering His moral government, is meant (Isa 6:9-10). "Shut," literally, "daubed," plastered up; it is an Eastern custom in some cases to seal up the eyes of offenders.
 
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9 And he said [0559], Go [03212], and tell [0559] this people [05971], Hear [08085] ye indeed [08085], but understand [0995] not; and see [07200] ye indeed [07200], but perceive [03045] not.
10 Make the heart [03820] of this people [05971] fat [08080], and make their ears [0241] heavy [03513], and shut [08173] their eyes [05869]; lest they see [07200] with their eyes [05869], and hear [08085] with their ears [0241], and understand [0995] with their heart [03824], and convert [07725], and be healed [07495].
9 And he said [0559], Go [03212], and tell [0559] this people [05971], Hear [08085] ye indeed [08085], but understand [0995] not; and see [07200] ye indeed [07200], but perceive [03045] not.
10 Make the heart [03820] of this people [05971] fat [08080], and make their ears [0241] heavy [03513], and shut [08173] their eyes [05869]; lest they see [07200] with their eyes [05869], and hear [08085] with their ears [0241], and understand [0995] with their heart [03824], and convert [07725], and be healed [07495].
28 And her prophets [05030] have daubed [02902] them with untempered [08602] morter, seeing [02374] vanity [07723], and divining [07080] lies [03577] unto them, saying [0559], Thus saith [0559] the Lord [0136] GOD [03069], when the LORD [03068] hath not spoken [01696].
10 Because, even because they have seduced [02937] my people [05971], saying [0559], Peace [07965]; and there was no peace [07965]; and one built up [01129] a wall [02434], and, lo [02009], others daubed [02902] it with untempered [08602] morter:
4 Even three [07969] thousand [0505] talents [03603] of gold [02091], of the gold [02091] of Ophir [0211], and seven [07651] thousand [0505] talents [03603] of refined [02212] silver [03701], to overlay [02902] the walls [07023] of the houses [01004] withal:
42 And they shall take [03947] other [0312] stones [068], and put [0935] them in the place [08478] of those stones [068]; and he shall take [03947] other [0312] morter [06083], and shall plaister [02902] the house [01004].
20 Surely the mountains [02022] bring him forth [05375] food [0944], where all the beasts [02416] of the field [07704] play [07832].
8 The Lord [0136] sent [07971] a word [01697] into Jacob [03290], and it hath lighted [05307] upon Israel [03478].
19 And none considereth [07725] in his heart [03820], neither is there knowledge [01847] nor understanding [08394] to say [0559], I have burned [08313] part [02677] of it in [01119] the fire [0784]; yea, also I have baked [0644] bread [03899] upon the coals [01513] thereof; I have roasted [06740] flesh [01320], and eaten [0398] it: and shall I make [06213] the residue [03499] thereof an abomination [08441]? shall I fall down [05456] to the stock [0944] of a tree [06086]?
25 Therefore he hath poured [08210] upon him the fury [02534] of his anger [0639], and the strength [05807] of battle [04421]: and it hath set him on fire [03857] round about [05439], yet he knew [03045] not; and it burned [01197] him, yet he laid [07760] it not to heart [03820].
8 Remember [02142] this, and shew yourselves men [0377]: bring it again [07725] to mind [03820], O ye transgressors [06586].
42 And they shall take [03947] other [0312] stones [068], and put [0935] them in the place [08478] of those stones [068]; and he shall take [03947] other [0312] morter [06083], and shall plaister [02902] the house [01004].
28 And [2532] even as [2531] they did [1381] not [3756] like [1381] to retain [2192] God [2316] in [1722] their knowledge [1922], God [2316] gave [3860] them [846] over [3860] to [1519] a reprobate [96] mind [3563], to do [4160] those things which are [2520] not [3361] convenient [2520];
10 For the LORD [03068] hath poured out [05258] upon you the spirit [07307] of deep sleep [08639], and hath closed [06105] your eyes [05869]: the prophets [05030] and your rulers [07218], the seers [02374] hath he covered [03680].
3 And the spirit [07307] of Egypt [04714] shall fail [01238] in the midst [07130] thereof; and I will destroy [01104] the counsel [06098] thereof: and they shall seek [01875] to the idols [0457], and to the charmers [0328], and to them that have familiar spirits [0178], and to the wizards [03049].
9 And he said [0559], Go [03212], and tell [0559] this people [05971], Hear [08085] ye indeed [08085], but understand [0995] not; and see [07200] ye indeed [07200], but perceive [03045] not.
10 Make the heart [03820] of this people [05971] fat [08080], and make their ears [0241] heavy [03513], and shut [08173] their eyes [05869]; lest they see [07200] with their eyes [05869], and hear [08085] with their ears [0241], and understand [0995] with their heart [03824], and convert [07725], and be healed [07495].
10 Make the heart [03820] of this people [05971] fat [08080], and make their ears [0241] heavy [03513], and shut [08173] their eyes [05869]; lest they see [07200] with their eyes [05869], and hear [08085] with their ears [0241], and understand [0995] with their heart [03824], and convert [07725], and be healed [07495].