One in Messiah Congregation
They, the people have shut their eyes, ears and mind to God and His Word.
Jer.6  Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Ezek.33 [31 ] And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them : for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Ezek.33 [32 ] And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not .
What is a parable?
In short, a parable is a story to explain, in many different ways, a point or a theme so that people can relate or understand what is being said.
 Hear this,
all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:
 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
[4 ] I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp .
Pss.78  Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
] Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
H4910 - A primitive root; to rule: - (have, make to have) dominion, governor, indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule (-ing, -r), have power.
1) proverb, parable
1a) proverb, proverbial saying, aphorism
1c) similitude, parable
1e) sentences of ethical wisdom, ethical maxims
Part of Speech: noun masculine
Total KJV Occurrences: 37
Num_23:7, Num_23:18, Num_24:3, Num_24:15, Num_24:20-21 (2), Num_24:23 , Job_29:1 (2), Psa_49:4 , Psa_78:2 , Pro_26:7 , Pro_26:9 , Mic_2:2-4 (3), Hab_2:6
Deu_28:37, 1Sa_24:12-13 (2), 1Ki_9:7 , 2Ch_7:20 , Psa_69:11 , Pro_1:6 , Isa_14:4 , Jer_24:9 , Eze_12:22-23 (2), Eze_14:8
1Ki_4:32, Pro_25:1 (3), Ecc_12:9
1) a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle
2a) a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude
2b) an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated
2c) a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of God, particularly the nature and history of Gods kingdom are figuratively portrayed
2d) a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
3) a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force
3a) an aphorism, a maxim
4) a proverb
5) an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, a risk
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Total KJV Occurrences: 50 - parable 31
Mat_13:18, Mat_13:24, Mat_13:31, Mat_13:33-34 (2), Mat_13:36 , Mat_15:15 , Mat_21:33 , Mat_24:32 , Mar_4:10 , Mar_4:13 , Mar_4:34 , Mar_7:17 , Mar_12:12 , Mar_13:28 , Luk_5:36 , Luk_6:39 , Luk_8:4 , Luk_8:9 , Luk_8:11 , Luk_12:16 , Luk_12:41 , Luk_14:6-7 (2), Luk_15:3 , Luk_18:1 , Luk_18:9 , Luk_19:11 , Luk_20:9 , Luk_20:19 , Luk_21:29
Mat_13:3, Mat_13:10, Mat_13:13, Mat_13:34-35 (2), Mat_13:53 , Mat_21:45 , Mat_22:1 , Mar_3:23 , Mar_4:2 , Mar_4:11 , Mar_4:13 , Mar_4:33 , Mar_12:1 , Luk_8:10
They, the people have shut their eyes, ears and mind to God and His Word.
Matt.13 [ 13] Therefore speak I to them in parables : "because they" seeing see not; and "hearing "they" hear not, neither do "they" understand.
[14 ] And 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:[15 ] For 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.
] And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery
of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without,
all these things are done in parables
: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and
hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be
converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
25] And 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,
 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
 For 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.
 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
John.12[ 39] Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again ,[40 ] He hath blinded thei r 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.
Isa.6 [ 9] And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make 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.
13] The carpenter stretcheth
out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and
he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man,
according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Isa.30  That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Isa.59  But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Isa.65  Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake , ye did not hear ; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
Isa.29 [13 ] Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Matt.15  Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me .[9 ] But in vain they do worship me , teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Jer.6  Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken .
Zech.7 [7 ] Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain?
 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear .
 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:
Ezek.12[ 2] Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
Pss. 69 [
20] Reproach hath broken my
heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but
there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.
 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
Mark.3[ 5] And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Because you will not hear:
Isa.66 [4 ] I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer ; when I spake , they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
23] Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour
out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
[26 ] I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
] Because that which may be known of God is manifest
in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind , to do those things which are not convenient;
 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
 Who knowing the judgment of God , that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Here are a few other verses pertaining to "They, the people have shut their eyes, ears and mind to God and His Word", there are many more!
 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear .
 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD's flock is carried away captive.
 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
 And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hear ken unto me:
 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.
 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.
 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not hear d my words,
I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar
the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and
against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about,
and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing,
and perpetual desolations.
 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hear kened;
 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear , saith the LORD.
 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hear kened to receive instruction.
 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hear kened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but he would not hear them.
 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?
 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
 But the house of Israel will not hear ken unto thee; for they will not hear ken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
 But they rebelled against me, and would not hear ken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hear ken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.
 My God will cast them away, because they did not hear ken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
 Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.