Deuteronomy 29:4

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Yet the Lord hath not giuen you an heart to perceiue, and eyes to see, and eares to heare, vnto this day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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