Mark 4:12 KJV (With Strong’s)

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That
hina (Greek #2443)
in order that (denoting the purpose or the result)
KJV usage: albeit, because, to the intent (that), lest, so as, (so) that, (for) to. Compare 3363.
Pronounce: hin'-ah
Origin: probably from the same as the former part of 1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare 3588)
r seeing
blepo (Greek #991)
to look at (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: behold, beware, lie, look (on, to), perceive, regard, see, sight, take heed. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: blep'-o
Origin: a primary verb
they may see
blepo (Greek #991)
to look at (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: behold, beware, lie, look (on, to), perceive, regard, see, sight, take heed. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: blep'-o
Origin: a primary verb
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
not
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
perceive
eido (Greek #1492)
used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
KJV usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: i'-do
Origin: a primary verb
; and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
hearing
akouo (Greek #191)
to hear (in various senses)
KJV usage: give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.
Pronounce: ak-oo'-o
Origin: a primary verb
they may hear
akouo (Greek #191)
to hear (in various senses)
KJV usage: give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.
Pronounce: ak-oo'-o
Origin: a primary verb
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
not
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
understand
suniemi (Greek #4920)
to put together, i.e. (mentally) to comprehend; by implication, to act piously
KJV usage: consider, understand, be wise.
Pronounce: soon-ee'-ay-mee
Origin: from 4862 and ἵημι (to send)
; lest at any time
mepote (Greek #3379)
not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps)
KJV usage: if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.
Pronounce: may'-pot-eh
Origin: μή ποτε (may pot'-eh) from 3361 and 4218
they should be converted
epistrepho (Greek #1994)
to revert (literally, figuratively or morally)
KJV usage: come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).
Pronounce: ep-ee-stref'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 4762
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
their sins
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
hamartema (Greek #265)
a sin (properly concrete)
KJV usage: sin.
Pronounce: ham-ar'-tay-mah
Origin: from 264
should be forgiven
aphiemi (Greek #863)
to send forth, in various applications (as follow)
KJV usage: cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up.
Pronounce: af-ee'-ay-mee
Origin: from 575 and ἵημι (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι, to go)
them
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
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Cross References

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That seeing.Rather, as [hina ] frequently denotes, "So that seeing they see, and do not perceive, and hearing they hear, and do not understand," etc.
The expression appears to be proverbial; and relates to those who might see what they now overlook through inattention and folly.
See the parallel texts.
Deut. 29:4• 4Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. (Deut. 29:4)
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Isa. 6:9‑10• 9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
(Isa. 6:9‑10)
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Isa. 44:18• 18They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand. (Isa. 44:18)
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Jer. 5:21• 21Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: (Jer. 5:21)
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Matt. 13:14‑15• 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
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.
(Matt. 13:14‑15)
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Luke 8:10• 10And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. (Luke 8:10)
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John 12:37‑41• 37But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
38That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
39Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
40He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
41These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
(John 12:37‑41)
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Acts 28:25‑27• 25And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
26Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
27For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
(Acts 28:25‑27)
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Rom. 11:8‑10• 8(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
9And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
10Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
(Rom. 11:8‑10)
be converted.
Jer. 31:18‑20• 18I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God.
19Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.
(Jer. 31:18‑20)
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Ezek. 18:27‑32• 27Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
29Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?
30Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
31Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
32For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
(Ezek. 18:27‑32)
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Acts 3:19• 19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; (Acts 3:19)
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2 Tim. 2:25• 25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; (2 Tim. 2:25)
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Heb. 6:6• 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (Heb. 6:6)

J. N. Darby Translation

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that beholding they may behold and not see, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest it may beb, they should be converted and they should be forgivenc.

JND Translation Notes

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Or "perhaps." see Matt. 13.29; 15.32; 25.9; Acts 5.39; "perhaps" is, I suspect, the sense. see also Matt. 5.25.
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See Isa. 6.9-10.

W. Kelly Translation

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that beholding they may behold, and not see; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest it may be they should be converted, and they should be forgivena1.

WK Translation Notes

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"They should be forgiven": Some MSS. read "their sins should be forgiven."

Full Notes

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they should be forgiven: so Edd., with אBCL, etc. "Their sins," etc., is found in AD, etc., Syrsin pesch, Old Latin, Memph. (EEW’s notes, Exp. of Mark, p. 67)