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Mark 4:12

12 so that

fSeeing they may see and not perceive,

And hearing they may hear and not understand;

Lest they should turn,

And their sins be forgiven them.’ ”

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Mark 4:12 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 so that,

“ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,

and ever hearing but never understanding;

otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’

Mark 4:12 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 so that

“ ‘they may indeed see but not perceive,

and may indeed hear but not understand,

lest they should turn and be forgiven.’ ”

Mark 4:12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Mark 4:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled:

When they see what I do,

they will learn nothing.

When they hear what I say,

they will not understand.

Otherwise, they will turn to me

and be forgiven.’

Mark 4:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 so that:

‘They will look and look, but they will not learn.

They will listen and listen, but they will not understand.

If they did learn and understand,

they would come back to me and be forgiven.’ ”

Mark 4:12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them.

Mark 4:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 that beholding they may behold and not see, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest it may be, they should be converted and they should be forgiven.

Mark 4:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 ‘They see clearly but don’t perceive. 

They hear clearly but don’t understand. 

They never return to me 

and are never forgiven.’ ” 

Mark 4:12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 so that

they may look and look,

yet not perceive;

they may listen and listen,

yet not understand;

otherwise, they might turn back

and be forgiven.

Mark 4:12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 in order that

they may indeed look, but not perceive,

and may indeed listen, but not understand;

so that they may not turn again and be forgiven.’ ”

Mark 4:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 so that

‘they may look closely and not perceive,

and they may listen carefully and not understand,

lest they turn and it be forgiven them.’ ”

Mark 4:12 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 In that way,

“ ‘They will see but never know what they are seeing.

They will hear but never understand.

Otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’ ”

Mark 4:12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 so that while seeing, they may see and not perceive, and while hearing, they may hear and not understand, otherwise they might return and be forgiven.”


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