Make the heart of this people dull, 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 return, and be healed.
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George Leo Haydock
Blind. The prophets are said to do what they denounce. (St. Thomas Aquinas, 1. q. xxiv. 3.) (Sanctius)
Septuagint, "heavy or gross is the heart "The authors of the New Testament quote it thus less harshly.
Them. Is God unwilling to heal? Why then does he send his prophet? (Calmet)
He intimates that all the graces offered would be rendered useless by the hardened Jews. (St. Isidore. Pelus 2. ep. 270.)
Hebrew may be, "surely they will not see "(Calmet)