The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's fame connected with the name of the LORD and came to test him with difficult questions.
He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.
"I still have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.
He speaks about these things in all his letters, in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable twist them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.
Dull the minds of these people; deafen their ears and blind their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their minds, turn back, and be healed.
For this people's heart has grown callous; their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn back-- and I would cure them.
Aware of this, He said to them, "Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened?
Do you have eyes, and not see, and do you have ears, and not hear? And do you not remember?
And He said to them, "Don't you understand yet?"
He said to them, "How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken!
For this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted-- and I would heal them.'