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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
13:14 the prophecy of Esaias. Christ’s indicates that His scathing rebuke of religionists who “have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof” (II Timothy 3:5) is in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9-10, which originally was applied to the Jewish leaders of Isaiah’s time. Since Christ indicated it also applied to His own time, it evidently is a general principle applicable to all ages. Those who truly desire to know God’s truth will receive it abundantly (Matthew 13:12); those professing Christians who persist in rejecting or distorting God’s Word will eventually lose even what they seem to have.