Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil hearts, and went backward, and not forward.
They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
Then shall you say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, says the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshiped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
Thus says 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.
Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow bronze;
But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live by them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
But they refused to hearken, and shrugged the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.
He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Be you instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from you; lest I make you desolate, a land not inhabited.
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 hearkened to receive instruction.
I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return you now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but you have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you.
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
I said, Surely you will fear me, you will receive instruction; so her dwelling should not be cut off, no matter how I punished her: but they rose early, and corrupted all their deeds.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.