Isaiah 6:9

“And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he sayd, Goe and tell this people; Heare yee indeede, but vnderstand not: and see yee indeed, but perceiue not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Go, and say to this people, You will go on hearing, but learning nothing; you will go on seeing, but without getting wiser.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Go, and tell this people, 'You hear indeed, but don't understand; and you see indeed, but don't perceive.'
- World English Bible

And He saith, `Go, and thou hast said to this people, Hear ye -- to hear, and ye do not understand, And see ye -- to see, and ye do not know.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And He said: 'Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 6:9


6:9 Perceive not - The Hebrew words are imperative; yet they are not to be taken as a command what the people ought to do, but only as a prediction what they would do. The sense is, because you have so long heard my words, and seen my works, to no purpose, and have hardened your hearts, and will not learn nor reform, I will punish you in your own kind, your sin shall be your punishment. I will still continue my word and works to you, but will withdraw my Spirit, so that you shall be as unable, as now you are unwilling, to understand.


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