Isaiah 44:18-44:20

18. They have not known nor understood:
for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see;
and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

19. 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?

20. 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?

Bibliographic Reference

Bibliographic Reference: 

Bailey, Paul through Mediterranean Eyes, 137, ABCCCBA.