23 When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at ahis lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly btestifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, cfrom both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.
24 aSome were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.
‘aGo to this people and say,
And 3you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;
27 aFor the heart of this people has become dull,
And with their ears they scarcely hear,
And they have closed their eyes;
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart and return,
And I would heal them.” ’
29 [1When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.]
Lit with a hearing
Lit seeing you will see
Early mss do not contain this v