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and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive :
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are "dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
The LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. JER. v. 21: Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not. EZEK. xii. 2: Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not for they are a rebellious house. MARK, iv. 12: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. viii. 10: And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. JOHN, xii. 40: He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. AcTs, xxviii. 26, 27: Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. ROM. xi. 8: According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear unto this day. 2 Cor. iii. 14, 15: Their minds were blinded for unto this day remaineth the same vail untaken away, in the reading the old testament, which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
" HEB. v. 11: Of whom [Melchisedec] we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
• MAT. xvi. 17: The words under ver. 11. LUKE. X. 23, 24:
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things which ye see. For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things, &c. as in MAT. xiii. 17. JOHN, xx. 29: Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed. 2 COR. iv. 6: For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
P GEN. xlix. 10: The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come. DAN. ii. 44: In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed. HAG. ii. 7: I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory saith the LORD of hosts. ZEC. vi. 12: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH, and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD. LUKE, X. 24: Many prophets and kings have desired, &c. as here. EPH. iii. 5, 6: Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto the holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, by the gospel. HEB. xi. 13: These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers, and pilgrims on the earth. 1 PET. i. 10, 11: Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify.
9 MARK, iv. 14, &c: The sower soweth the word, &c. LUKE, viii. 11: Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God, &c.
MAT. iv. 23: Preaching the gospel of the kingdom.
kingdom, and understandeth' it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received
seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon 'with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not "root in himself, but dureth for a while for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
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$ 1 JOHN, ii. 13, 14: I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. 1 have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. do. iii. 12: Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
ISA. lviii. 2: They seek me daily, and delight to know my ways.-They ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. EZEK. xxxiii. 31, 32: And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. MARK, vi. 20: When he [Herod] heard him [John], he did many things, and heard him gladly. JOHN, v. 35: He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. GAL. iv. 15: Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
JOB, Xix. 28: But ye should say, Why persecute we him,
seeing the root of the matter is found in me?
▾ MAT. xi. 6: Blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended do. xxiv. 10: And then shall many be offended, and
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh 'unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also 'beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. do. xxvi. 31: Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. JOHN, vi. 60: Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 2 TIM. i. 15: This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. do. iv. 16: At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
LUKE, xiv. 16-24: Parable of the great supper.
* PRO. xxiii. 5: Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle towards heaven. MAT. xix. 23: Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. MARK, X. 23: Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God? LUKE, xviii. 24: And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly, &c. as in MARK, X. 23. I TIM. vi. 9: They that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
12 TIM. iv. 10: Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.
Ps. i. 3: He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. JOHN, XV. 5,8: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit. GAL. v. 22, 23: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. EPH. v. 9: The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth. PHIL. i. 11: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus
24 ¶ Another 'parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares "among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, "Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest : and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
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Christ, unto the praise and glory of God. 2 PET. i. 5-8: Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
a ISA. xxviii. 10, 13: For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little.
1 THES. v. 14: Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak. < 1 TIM. v. 24: Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment, and some men they follow after.
MAL. iv. I: For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall