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Acts 28:27-29 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

27 For these people have become stubborn.
    They don’t hear with their ears.
    And they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise, they might really understand
    what they see with their eyes
    and hear with their ears.
They might really understand in their minds.
If they did this, they would come back to me and be forgiven.’ Isaiah 6:9-10

28 “I want you Jews to know that God has also sent his salvation to the non-Jewish people. They will listen!” 29 [After Paul said this, the Jews left. They were arguing very much with each other.][a]


  1. 28:29 After . . . other. Some Greek copies do not contain the bracketed text.
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Acts 28:27-29 New International Version (NIV)

27 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’[a]

28 “Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!” [29] [b]


  1. Acts 28:27 Isaiah 6:9,10 (see Septuagint)
  2. Acts 28:29 Some manuscripts include here After he said this, the Jews left, arguing vigorously among themselves.
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