28:25 So they began to leave, 1 unable to agree among themselves, after Paul made one last statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly to your ancestors 2 through the prophet Isaiah 28:26 when he said,
‘Go to this people and say,
“You will keep on hearing, 3 but will never understand,
and you will keep on looking, 4 but will never perceive.
and their ears are hard of hearing, 6
and they have closed their eyes,
so that they would not see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
1 tn The imperfect verb ἀπελύοντο (apeluonto) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.
2 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”
3 tn Grk “you will hear with hearing” (an idiom).
4 tn Or “seeing”; Grk “you will look by looking” (an idiom).
5 tn Or “insensitive.”
sn The heart of this people has become dull. The charge from Isaiah is like Stephen’s against the Jews of Jerusalem (Acts 7:51-53). They were a hard-hearted and disobedient people.
6 tn Grk “they hear heavily with their ears” (an idiom for slow comprehension).
7 sn Note how the failure to respond to the message of the gospel is seen as a failure to turn.