Interpretation of… Isaiah 6:10

Isaiah 6:10

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

9 He said, “Go and tell this people: ” ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’

10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”

There is a bit of sarcasm used here whereby the people of Jerusalem were bent on sinning and did not want or intend to repent. It has a meaning of imagine if they open their eyes and ears and convert themselves, then they will be healed. Yahovah knows that it was unlikely to happen [not impossible but unlikely].

Yahovah even withdrew himself from them due to their disobedience as they were unlikely to change anyway, he thought that he might as well leave them to their own devices.

The last verse starts talk of the heart, leading to the ears and then the eyes, and then talks of the eyes, ears and the heart. This is because Yahovah knows that they have no faith in him [in their hearts], thus why would they hear of, or see any miracles? They cannot because Yahovah planted his words in our hearts and hardened hearts cannot uncover it. It goes on to say that if only they could start seeing with their eyes, as he knew people love signs and wonders, then perhaps they could start to listen and take in the information, and ultimately they may understand with their hearts. From this they could change and be healed, just as Paul the Apostle and many followers of him, and of Christ were healed from what they saw. This isnt something that Yahovah doesnt want, rather i believe they must have gotten to a point where he literally gave up on them [thus having to send his son]. He will always heal those who deserve it, however prior to their conversion they obviously didn’t deserve it. These verses are all about keeping an open mind and not shutting Yahowah off like they did. Even if ou rad this and arent sure, then still try to pursue the goal of getting to know Yahowah and he will help you as he knows your heart is willing.


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