Isaiah 44:18
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New International Version
They know nothing, they understand nothing; their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand.

New Living Translation
Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are closed, and they cannot see. Their minds are shut, and they cannot think.

English Standard Version
They know not, nor do they discern, for he has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts, so that they cannot understand.

New American Standard Bible
They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.

King James Bible
They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Such people do not comprehend and cannot understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their minds so they cannot understand.

International Standard Version
They don't realize; they don't understand, because their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds, too, so they cannot understand.

NET Bible
They do not comprehend or understand, for their eyes are blind and cannot see; their minds do not discern.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't know or understand anything. Their eyes are plastered shut, so they can't see. And their minds are closed, so they can't understand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They know not, neither do they understand; For their eyes are bedaubed, that they cannot see, And their hearts, that they cannot understand.

New American Standard 1977
They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They did not know nor understand; for he has anointed their eyes that they not see and their hearts that they not understand.

King James 2000 Bible
They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

American King James Version
They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

American Standard Version
They know not, neither do they consider: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have not known, nor understood: for their eyes are covered that they may not see, and that they may not understand with their heart.

Darby Bible Translation
They have no knowledge, and understand not; for he hath plastered their eyes, that they may not see; and their hearts, that they may not understand.

English Revised Version
They know not, neither do they consider: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

World English Bible
They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand.

Young's Literal Translation
They have not known, nor do they understand, For He hath daubed their eyes from seeing, Their heart from acting wisely.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
44:9-20 Image-making is described, to expose the folly of idolaters. Though a man had used part of a log for fuel, he fell down before an image made of the remainder, praying it to deliver him. Man greatly dishonours God, when he represents him after the image of man. Satan blinds the eyes of unbelievers, causing absurd reasonings in matters of religion. Whether men seek happiness in worldly things, or run into unbelief, superstition, or any false system, they feed on ashes. A heart deceived by pride, love of sin, and departure from God, turns men aside from his holy truth and worship. While the affections are depraved, a man holds fast the lie as his best treasure. Are our hearts set upon the wealth of the world and its pleasures? They will certainly prove a lie. If we trust to outward professions and doings, as if those would save us, we deceive ourselves. Self-suspicion is the first step towards self-deliverance. He that would deliver his soul, must question his conscience, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Study Bible
The Folly of Idolatry
17But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image. He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, "Deliver me, for you are my god." 18They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. 19No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"…
Cross References
Psalm 81:12
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

Isaiah 1:3
"An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand."

Isaiah 6:9
He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'

Isaiah 6:10
"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."

Isaiah 26:11
O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it. They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies.

Isaiah 29:10
For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.

Isaiah 44:19
No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"

Isaiah 45:20
"Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.

Jeremiah 10:8
But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion-- their idol is wood!
Treasury of Scripture

They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

have not

Isaiah 44:9,20 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable …

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped …

Isaiah 46:7,8 They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his …

Jeremiah 10:8,14 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine …

Romans 1:21-23 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

for he hath

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and …

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their …

Matthew 13:14,15 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing …

Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

Romans 11:8-10 (According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, …

2 Corinthians 4:3,4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost…

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

shut. Heb. daubed
cannot

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are …

Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this.

Proverbs 2:5-9 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God…

Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand …

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which …

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? …

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek …

John 8:43 Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

John 12:39,40 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again…

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling …

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