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Isaiah 6:9–10

9 And He said, “Go, and jtell this people:

‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;

Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

10 “Make kthe heart of this people dull,

And their ears heavy,

And shut their eyes;

lLest they see with their eyes,

And hear with their ears,

And understand with their heart,

And return and be healed.”

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Isaiah 6:9–10 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And he said, “Go, and say to this people:

“ ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;

keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’

10 Make the heart of this people dull,

and their ears heavy,

and blind their eyes;

lest they see with their eyes,

and hear with their ears,

and understand with their hearts,

and turn and be healed.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And he said, Go, and tell this people,

Hear ye indeed, but understand not;

And see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat,

And make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes;

Lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,

And understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Isaiah 6:9–10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

And he said, “Yes, go, and say to this people,

‘Listen carefully, but do not understand.

Watch closely, but learn nothing.’

10 Harden the hearts of these people.

Plug their ears and shut their eyes.

That way, they will not see with their eyes,

nor hear with their ears,

nor understand with their hearts

and turn to me for healing.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then the Lord said, “Go and tell this to the people:

‘You will listen and listen, but you will not understand.

You will look and look, but you will not learn.’

10 Make the minds of these people dumb.

Shut their ears. Cover their eyes.

Otherwise, they might really understand

what they see with their eyes

and hear with their ears.

They might really understand in their minds

and come back to me and be healed.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.

Isaiah 6:9–10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And he said, Go; and thou shalt say unto this people, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and healed.

Isaiah 6:9–10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

And he said, “Go and tell these people, 

‘No matter how closely you listen, you’ll never understand. 

No matter how closely you look, you’ll never see.’ 

10 Make these people close-minded. 

Plug their ears. 

Shut their eyes. 

Otherwise, they may see with their eyes, 

hear with their ears, 

understand with their minds, 

and return and be healed.” 

Isaiah 6:9–10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

And He replied:

Go! Say to these people:

Keep listening, but do not understand;

keep looking, but do not perceive.

10 Dull the minds of these people;

deafen their ears and blind their eyes;

otherwise they might see with their eyes

and hear with their ears,

understand with their minds,

turn back, and be healed.

Isaiah 6:9–10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And he said, “Go and say to this people:

‘Keep listening, but do not comprehend;

keep looking, but do not understand.’

10 Make the mind of this people dull,

and stop their ears,

and shut their eyes,

so that they may not look with their eyes,

and listen with their ears,

and comprehend with their minds,

and turn and be healed.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And he said, “Go and say to this people,

‘Keep on listening and do not comprehend!

And keep on looking and do not understand!’

10 Make the heart of this people insensitive,

and make its ears unresponsive,

and shut its eyes

so that it may not look with its eyes

and listen with its ears

and comprehend with its mind

and turn back, and it may be healed for him.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

So he said, “Go and speak to these people. Tell them,

“ ‘You will hear but never understand.

You will see but never know what you are seeing.’

10 Make the hearts of these people stubborn.

Plug up their ears.

Close their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes.

They might hear with their ears.

They might understand with their hearts.

And they might turn to me and be healed.”

Isaiah 6:9–10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

He said, “Go, and tell this people:

Keep on listening, but do not perceive;

Keep on looking, but do not understand.’

10 Render the hearts of this people insensitive,

Their ears dull,

And their eyes dim,

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,

Hear with their ears,

Understand with their hearts,

And return and be healed.”


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