13:14 And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says:
‘You will listen carefully 1 yet will never understand,
you will look closely 2 yet will never comprehend.
13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull;
they are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes,
so that they would not see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’ 3
1 tn Grk “with hearing,” a cognate dative that intensifies the action of the main verb “you will listen” (ExSyn 168-69).
2 tn Grk “look by looking.” The participle is redundant, functioning to intensify the force of the main verb.
4 sn This beatitude highlights the great honor bestowed on the disciples to share in this salvation.