GOD GIVES SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS
Ex. 5:2. And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go ? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.
Deut. 29:4. Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
Deut. 32:28. For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. 29. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Judg. 16:20. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.
Job 21:14. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
Job 22:13. How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? 14. Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
Psa. 10:5. Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: 6. He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
Psa. 14:1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. 4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge?
Psa. 73:22. So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee, with vs. 2-28.
Psa. 79:6. Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
Psa. 82:5. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness.
Psa. 92:6. A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
Psa. 94:7. They say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. 8. Understand, ye brutish among the people : and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Psa. 95:10. It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways.
Psa. 119:18. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Prov. 1:7. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 22. How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 29. They hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord. 30. They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Prov. 4:19. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Prov. 7:7-23.
Prov. 10:21. Fools die for want of wisdom.
Prov. 13:18. Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction.
Prov. 14:12. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Prov. 17:16. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it.
Prov. 19:2. That the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; 3. The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
Prov. 28:5. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.
Eccl. 7:25. I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness.
Isa. 1:3. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Isa. 5:13. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge. 20. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
Isa. 6:9. Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Matt. 13:14; John 12:38-11.
Isa. 9:2. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isa. 26:10. Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord. 11. Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see.
Isa. 27:11. It is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Isa. 28:13. 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; that they might go. and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 15. Because ye have said. We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.
Isa. 29:10. 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. 11. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot for it is sealed: 18. And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
Isa. 40.21. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 27. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God ? 28. Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Isa. 42:6. I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. 18. Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 18. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? 20. Seeing many things, but thou - observest not; opening the eare, but he heareth not.
Isa. 44:18. They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts that they cannot understand. 19. And none considereth in his heart, neither in there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree ? 20. He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Isa. 48:8. Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
Isa. 56:10. His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Isa. 60:2. Darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people.
Jer. 2:8. The priest said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not.
Jer. 4:22. My people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Jer. 5:4. I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgment of their God. 5. I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the Lord, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds. 21. Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.
Jer. 8:7. Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord. 8. How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. 9. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?
Jer. 9:3. They proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord. 6. Through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.
Jer. 16:10. And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew these people all these words, and they shall say unto thee. Wherefore hath the Lord pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?
Jer. 17:9. The heart is deceitful above all things, and [can be] desperately wicked: who can know it?
Ezek. 12:2. 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.
Dan. 12:10. None of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Hos. 4:1. The Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, no mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: 14. The people that doth not understand shall fall.
Hos. 5:4. They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God . . . and they have not known the Lord.
Hos. 7.11. Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart.
Amos 9:10. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
Mic. 4:12. They know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they his counsel.
Matt. 5:15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 15. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matt. 6:23. If thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Isa. 6:9,10.
Matt. 13:13. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and earing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall sec, 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. 19. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. Mark 4: 15; Luke 8:12.
Matt. 15:14. They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Matt. 16:3. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Matt. 22:29. Jesus answered and said unto them. Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Mark 12:24.
Matt. 23:19. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 24. Ye blind guides, which strain at [out, R. V.] a gnat, and swallow a camel. 26. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. vs. 16-24.
Mark 4:11. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables. 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. Luke 8:10.
Mark 6:52. They considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
Luke 11:52. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have takeit away the key of knowledge: ye enter not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Luke 12:48. He that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. 57. Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
Luke 19:42. If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace, but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Luke 23:34. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
John 1:5. The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 3:4. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 7. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 19. This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20. Every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 31. He that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: vs. 9-12.
John 4:10. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 22. Ye worship ye know not what: vs. 11,15.
John 6:44. No man can come unto me, except the Father which has sent me draw him. 65. Therefore said I unto you, no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
John 6:52. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 60. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
John 7:28. Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
John 8:12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 15. Ye judge after the flesh. 19. Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. 27. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 33. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
42. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 52. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 54. Jesus answered ... 55. Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you. 57. Then said the Jews unto him, Hast thou seen Abraham?
John 9:29. We know that God spake unto Moses; as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. 30. The man answered and said unto them. Why, herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 39. Jesus said, For judgment I am come into world, that they which see not might and that they which see might be made blind. 30-38.
John 12:38. That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Isa. 53:1.
John 14:17. The Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him.
John 15:21. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
John 16:2. They shall put you out of the synagogue, yea, the time cometh, that whoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3. These things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
John 17:25. O righteous Father, the world has not known thee:.
Acts 3:17. Now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
Acts 13:27. They that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Acts 1753. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Acts 19-.2. We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Acts 26:18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Rom. 1:19. That which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. 21. When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, 30. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31. Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Rom. 2:4. Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
(GOD IS LONG-SUFFERING AND PATIENT; HENCE THE END OF THIS AGE HAS NOT COME; HE WANTS MORE TO BE CALLED AND COME TO HIS SALVATION AND KINGDOM - Keith Hunt)
Rom. 11: 7. What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeeth for; but the election hath obtained it. And the rest were blinded. 8. According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber; eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto this day.
Rom. 11:25. Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
1 Cor. 1:18. The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; 20. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21. The world by wisdom knew not God.
1 Cor. 2:8. Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 14. The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15. He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
Cor. 15:34. Some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Cor. 3:14. Their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail un-taken away in the reading of the Old Testament: 15. Even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2 Cor. 4:3. If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.
4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 6. For God. who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in your hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Gal. 4:8. Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Eph. 4:18. Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.
Eph. 5:8. Ye were sometimes [once, R. V.] darkness, but now are ye light m the Lord.
Col. 1:13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
1 Thess. 4:4. That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5. Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God.
Thess. 5:4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5. Ye are all the children of light and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
Thess. 1:8. In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thess. 2:11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Tim. 3:7. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 13. Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Tit. 1:16. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him.
Heb. 5:11. Ye are dull of hearing. 12. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which are the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
1 Pet 1:14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.
1 Pet. 2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
2 Pet. 1:9. He that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
2 Pet. 3:16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
1 John 1:6. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 8. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 2:4. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 9. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 11. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
1 John 3:1. The world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 6. Whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1 John 4:8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
3 John 11. He that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Jude 1.0. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Rev. 3:17. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
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