21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to babes, even so, Father, for it seemed good in your sight.
12 'That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; otherwise they might turn, and repent and be sent away.'"1 [This verse seems to conflict with a loving God, which the footnote explains.]
|Isaiah 6:9-10 |
9 And he said, "Go, and tell this people, 'You surely hear, but do not understand; and you surely see, but do not perceive.'
10 Make the hearts of this people calloused, and shut their ears, and close their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and repent and be healed."1 [To be healed means to become free of sin, cured from sin, healed from sin, released from the bondage of sin — which is the definition of salvation.]