15For 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.
15 Verse 15. Heart is waxed gross] επαχυνθη, is become
fat-inattentive stupid, insensible. They hear heavily with their
ears-are half asleep while the salvation of God is preached unto
Their eyes they have closed] Totally and obstinately resisted
the truth of God, and shut their eyes against the light.
Lest-they should see, &c.] Lest they should see their lost
estate, and be obliged to turn unto God, and seek his salvation.
His state is truly deplorable who is sick unto death, and yet is
afraid of being cured. The fault is here totally in the people,
and not at all in that God whose name is Mercy and whose nature is