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Isaiah 32:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the eyes of them who are ready to see, shall not be closed,—And, the ears of them who are ready to hear, shall hearken;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And not dazzled are the eyes of beholders, And the ears of hearers do attend.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken diligently.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the eyes of them that see, shall not be dimme; and the eares of them that heare, shall hearken.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they shall no more trust in men, but they shall incline their ears to hear.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of them that see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be dim, 8159
{8159} Prime
שָׁעָה
sha`ah
{shaw-aw'}
A primitive root; to gaze at or about (properly for help); by implication to inspect, consider, compassionate, be nonplussed (as looking around in amazement) or bewildered.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and the ears 241
{0241} Prime
אֹזֶן
'ozen
{o'-zen}
From H0238; broadness, that is, (concretely) the ear (from its form in man).
of them that hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
shall hearken. 7181
{7181} Prime
קָשַׁב
qashab
{kaw-shab'}
A primitive root; to prick up the ears, that is, hearken.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 32:3

_ _ them that see — the seers or prophets.

_ _ them that hear — the people under instruction (Isaiah 35:5, Isaiah 35:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 32:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 32:3

The eyes — The people, they shall not shut their eyes and ears against the good counsels and examples of their religious king and rulers, as they have done formerly: both princes and people shall be reformed.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 32:3

And the eyes of (d) them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

(d) He promises to give the true light which is the pure doctrine of God's word, and understanding, and zeal of the same, are contrary to the threatenings against the wicked, (Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 29:10).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
Isaiah 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
Isaiah 35:5-6 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. ... Then shall the lame [man] leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children [shall be] taught of the LORD; and great [shall be] the peace of thy children.
Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. ... For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mark 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
Mark 8:22-25 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. ... After that he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
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.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
1 John 2:20-21 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. ... I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
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Is 29:18, 24; 30:26; 35:5; 54:13; 60:1. Jr 31:34. Mt 13:11. Mk 7:37; 8:22. Ac 26:18. 2Co 4:6. 1Jn 2:20.

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