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Acts 28:24-27

24-27Some of them were persuaded by what he said, but others refused to believe a word of it. When the unbelievers got cantankerous and started bickering with each other, Paul interrupted: "I have just one more thing to say to you. The Holy Spirit sure knew what he was talking about when he addressed our ancestors through Isaiah the prophet:

Go to this people and tell them this:

"You're going to listen with your ears,

but you won't hear a word;

You're going to stare with your eyes,

but you won't see a thing.

These people are blockheads!

They stick their fingers in their ears

so they won't have to listen;

They screw their eyes shut

so they won't have to look,

so they won't have to deal with me face-to-face

and let me heal them."

28"You've had your chance. The non-Jewish outsiders are next on the list. And believe me, they're going to receive it with open arms!"