Isaiah 6:10

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their eares heauy, and shut their eyes: lest they see with their eyes, and heare with their eares, and vnderstand with their heart, and conuert and be healed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they sea with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make the hearts of this people fat, and let their ears be stopped, and their eyes shut; for fear that they may see with their eyes, and be hearing with their ears, and their heart may become wise, and they may be turned to me and made well.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Make the heart of this people fat. 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."
- World English Bible

Declare fat the heart of this people, And its ears declare heavy, And its eyes declare dazzled, Lest it see with its eyes, And with its ears hear, and its heart consider, And it hath turned back, and hath health.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 6:10


6:10 Fat - Stupid and senseless. This making of their hearts fat, is here ascribed to the prophet, as it is ascribed to God in the repetition of this prophecy, #John 12:40|, because God inflicted this judgment upon them by the ministry of the prophet, partly by way of prediction, foretelling that this would be the effect of his preaching; and partly by withdrawing the light and help of his Spirit. Heavy - Make them dull of hearing. Lest - That they may not be able, as before they were not willing to see. Convert - Turn to God.


Discussion for Isaiah 6

  • Joyce Ballentine
    Isaiah 6:8 "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, here Am I, Send me! He said, Go and tell his people: Be even hearing, but never understanding be ever seeing, but never perceiving." MY MY MY!!! NOT MANY ARE WILLING TO GO FOR THE LORD, WHO CALLED US OUT OF DARKNESS TO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT CAUSE OF THE FEAR OF FAILURE AND PEOPLE! REMEMBER:
  • Mitchel
    Morgan and Chris asked who said here I am send me. I believe that was Isaiah
  • BSP
    Isaiah felt overwhelmed at the privilege of having this vision and he called to mind how unclean he was. The seraph reassured Isaiah in verse 7 that he could have a clean standing before God. We too can have a clean standing with God if we humbly admit our sins and strive to be clean in His eyes by following his instructions found in the Bible.
  • William
    For me I viewed as a message to break the curse of denominational separation in the church if you are crying holy at your church and me at mine then it's about God free's us up to do kingdom work,it's evident that we are not doing it right,there comes the woe is me,but knowing God intimately will renew our preaching the gospel,he has a remnants of ministers that will preach his word till the end
  • Ceri Okuwa
    Verse 3 and 4
    These verses shows us the importance of worship and that worship gives us access to God's presence; and also opens doors of blessings for us.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    WE CAN SAY WOE IS ME FOR I AM UNDONE WITHOUT HIM IN MY LIFE! WE MUST AS BELIEVERS CHECK OURSELVES BEFORE WE TRY TO CHECK SOMEBODY ELSE! IN ORDER TO STAY HUMBLE SO GOD CAN LIFT US UP, WE MUST COMPARE OUR WAYS TO HIM, AND SEE HOW FAR WE FALL SHORT! LORD I THANK U FOR MY WOE IS ME EXPERIENCE SO I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW HOLY, POWERFUL, AND LOVING U ARE IN MY LIFE! LORD I KNOW WITHOUT U I AM NOTHING BUT WITH U I AM MORE THAN A CONQUOER,

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