John 12:40

“He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He hath blinded their eyes, and hardned their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor vnderstand with their heart, and be conuerted, and I should heale them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES AND HE HARDENED THEIR HEART, SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED AND I HEAL THEM."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart; Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, And should turn, And I should heal them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He has made their eyes blind, and their hearts hard; for fear that they might see with their eyes and get knowledge with their hearts, and be changed, and I might make them well.
- Basic English Bible

He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they may not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart and be converted, and I should heal them.
- Darby Bible

He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
- Webster's Bible

"He has blinded their eyes and made their minds callous, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their minds, and should turn, and I should heal them."
- Weymouth Bible

He has blinded their eyes and he hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and would turn, and I would heal them.
- World English Bible

He hath blyndid her iyen, and he hath maad hard the herte of hem, that thei se not with iyen, and vndurstonde with herte; and that thei be conuertid, and Y heele hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, that they might not see with the eyes, and understand with the heart, and turn back, and I might heal them;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:40


12:40 #Isa 6:10|; Mt 13:14; Ac 28:26.


Discussion for John 12

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST --- JOHN 8:54 JESUS ANSWERED IF I HONOR MYSELF -- MY HONOR IS NOTHING -- IT IS MY FATHER THAT HONORETH ME OF WHOM YOU SAY THAT HE IS YOUR GOD --8:55-- YET YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN HIM BUT I KNOW HIM AND IF I SHOULD SAY I KNOW HIM NOT I SHALL BE A LIAR LIKE UNTO YOU BUT I KNOW HIM AND KEEP HIS SAYING
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49
    FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK --12:50--AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS LIFE EVERLASTING WHATSOEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME SO I SPEAK ***JOHN 6:68 THEN SIMON PETER ANSWERED HIM LORD -- TO WHOM -- SHALL WE GO THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE***
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Jesus was not ready for the Gentile world, Jesus had to finish the work on the cross. St. JOHN 12:20-24. The Word is so real ..
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 HE THAT REJECTETH ME AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM --- THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MY SELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK***** 12:50 AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS --- LIFE EVERLASTING --- WHATSOEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME SO I SPEAK
  • Zeingoff
    Jesus knew the heart. Therefore, he must have enlisted Judas as his betrayer. Was Judas more evil then the next guy. All have sinned in this world and sin goes unabated. But every good story needs an antagonist and a hero. Seldom does the hero die, but all must die in real life. Jesus states that if we love this mortal life we will be deprived of our eternity. He is forever transcendent.

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