Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and chastening.
The fool despises his father's chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.
Seeing thou dost hate chastening and dost cast my words behind thee.
But I was ignorant and did not understand; I was as a beast before thee.
But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.
And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness more than the light because their deeds were evil.
for because ye have disregarded all my counsel and rejected my reproof:
For the commandment is fire, and the law is light; and reproofs of chastening are the way of life,
Whosoever loves chastening loves knowledge, but he that hates reproof is carnal.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.
And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This fellow came in to sojourn and is he to lift himself up as judge? Now will we deal worse with thee than with them. And they did great violence to the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
And when he went out the next day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together, and he said to him that did the wrong, Why smitest thou thy fellow?
2 Chronicles 24:20
And the Spirit of God clothed himself in Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, the priest, who being over the people, said unto them, Thus hath God said, Why do ye transgress the commandments of the LORD? Ye shall not prosper in this; for because ye have forsaken the LORD, he shall also forsake you.
2 Chronicles 25:16
And as the prophet was speaking these things unto him, he said unto him, Art thou appointed as the king's counsel? Forbear; why should thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare and said, I know that God has determined to destroy thee because thou hast done this and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
2 Chronicles 33:10
And the LORD spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they would not hearken.
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God and despised his words and misused his prophets until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, and there was no remedy.
Howbeit I sent unto you all my slaves the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
Do not be as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Turn now from your evil ways and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, said the LORD.