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Acts 28:27


For the heart of this people has become dull, 1  and their ears are hard of hearing, 2  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 and turn, 3  and I would heal them.”’ 4 


NET © Notes

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.

tn Grk “they hear heavily with their ears” (an idiom for slow comprehension).

sn Note how the failure to respond to the message of the gospel is seen as a failure to turn.

sn A quotation from Isa 6:9-10.

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