Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Then the Lord said to Moses: "I have seen this people. Look what a stiff-necked people they are!
Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, and I might destroy you on the way."
and said, "If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord go among us, for we are a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."
Understand, therefore, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is about to give you this good land as a possession, for you are a stubborn people!
for I know about your rebellion and stubbornness. Indeed, even while I have been living among you to this very day, you have rebelled against the Lord; you will be even more rebellious after my death!
2 Chronicles 30:8
Now, don't be stubborn like your fathers! Submit to the Lord and come to his sanctuary which he has permanently consecrated. Serve the Lord your God so that he might relent from his raging anger.
"But they -- our ancestors -- behaved presumptuously; they rebelled and did not obey your commandments.
Do not be so certain you have won! Do not speak with your head held so high!
Then they will not be like their ancestors, who were a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that was not committed and faithful to God.
I did this because I know how stubborn you are. Your neck muscles are like iron and your forehead like bronze.
Your ancestors, however, did not listen to me or pay any attention to me. They stubbornly refused to pay attention or to respond to any discipline.'
The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and hard-hearted, and you must say to them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says.'
"But they refused to pay attention, turning away stubbornly and stopping their ears so they could not hear.
Yet they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.
You prolonged your kindness with them for many years, and you solemnly admonished them by your Spirit through your prophets. Still they paid no attention, so you delivered them into the hands of the neighboring peoples.
But they rebelled and offended his holy Spirit, so he turned into an enemy and fought against them.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
The patriarchs, because they were jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt. But God was with him,
By saying this you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
You were not willing to go up, however, but instead rebelled against the Lord your God.
You have been rebelling against him from the very first day I knew you!
1 Samuel 8:8
Just as they have done from the day that I brought them up from Egypt until this very day, they have rejected me and have served other gods. This is what they are also doing to you.
2 Chronicles 33:10
The Lord confronted Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
We have sinned like our ancestors; we have done wrong, we have done evil.
"I have made your face adamant to match their faces, and your forehead hard to match their foreheads.
and said, "By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?"
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to be king over us!'
concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;