Other Story 35
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings of old
He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive;
Keep on looking, but do not understand.’
“Render the hearts of this people insensitive,
Their ears dull,
And their eyes dim,
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their ears,
Understand with their hearts,
And return and be healed.”
“Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear.
“On the high mountain of Israel I will plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit and become a stately cedar. And birds of every kind will nest under it; they will nest in the shade of its branches.