Deuteronomy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Deuteronomy 29:4

“Yet the Lord hath not giuen you an heart to perceiue, and eyes to see, and eares to heare, vnto this day.”

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Other Translations

Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
- King James Version

"Yet to this day the LORD has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but Jehovah hath not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But even to this day the Lord has not given you a mind open to knowledge, or seeing eyes or hearing ears.
- Basic English Bible

But Jehovah hath not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.
- Darby Bible

Yet the LORD hath not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.
- Webster's Bible

but Yahweh has not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.
- World English Bible

and Jehovah hath not given to you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, till this day,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(29:3) but the LORD hath not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 29:4


29:4 Yet the Lord - That is, you have perceived and seen them with the eyes of your body, but not with your minds and hearts; you have not yet learned rightly to understand the word and works of God, so as to know them for your good, and to make a right use of them, and to comply with them: which he expresseth thus, the Lord hath not given you, &c. not to excuse their wickedness, but to direct them to whom they must have recourse for a good understanding of God's works; and to intimate that although the hearing ear, and the seeing eye, be the workmanship of God, yet their want of his grace was their own fault, and the just punishment of their former sins; their present case being like theirs in Isaiah's time, who first shut their own eyes and ears that they might not see and hear, and would not understand, and then by the righteous judgment of God, had their eyes and ears closed that they should not see and hear, and understand. God's readiness to do us good in other things, is a plain evidence, that if we have not grace, that best of gifts, 'tis our own fault and not his: he would have gathered us, and we would not.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 29

  • Maria Pelaez
    The God of hosts, is in control over all nations. A covenant was given to the people of Israel to follow and obey. This covenant is for all generations to come. It is written for us also, our generation. Verse 15, it declares, this covenant it is neither with you that I make only which standeth here today, but also with those who are not here today, which means us, the future generation.
  • BSP
    Verse 25~When the nations saw the plagues that befell the Israelites, they were to know it was because of their own failings and not some shortage on the part of Jehovah God.
  • A disciple
    Oh what a great lesson that is! Our Father is good to all BECAUSE HE IS GOOD! We are to learn from the Lord Jesus Christ everything we need to grow up into that man or woman that Our Father in heaven ever wanted us to be. It was always His desire, and always His plans, in all His dealings with us; when we didn't know Him, and now that we're just learning to know Him: He is high above little minds.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: This shows what great concern that Jehovah God had for his people even though they disobeyed him. He made sure their clothing and their shoes did not wear out.
  • A disciple
    There was never a servant of the LORD like Moses, nor was there ever anything like all that the LORD did with Israel during Moses' lifetime; yet with the very wisest and most powerful words of truth, and all the mighty works of power, the people would still not repent, that they might believe in the LORD. Knowledge and understanding comes together with a tried proven character in faith and virtue.
  • A disciple
    "Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land...Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day." How is it, that for the time that the word of Christ has been among the Nations, that there is to this day such ignorance and error in the things of Christ?

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