To whom will I speak and give a warning so they'll listen? Look, their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. Look, this message from the LORD is contemptible to them; they don't delight in it.
For just as the belt clings tightly to a person's waist, so I've made all the people of Israel and all the people of Judah cling tightly to me,' declares the LORD. "I did this so that they would be my people, name, praise, and glory. But they wouldn't listen.'
But they didn't listen, nor did they pay attention. They were determined not to listen and not to accept instruction.
Again and again, the LORD sent all his servants, the prophets, to you, but you wouldn't listen or even turn your ears in my direction to hear.
They said, "Turn, each one of you, from your evil habits and evil deeds, and live in the land that the LORD gave to you and your ancestors forever and ever.
But you didn't listen to me," declares the LORD, "so as to provoke me with the idols you make with your hands to your own harm.
"But what Rechab's son Jonadab commanded his sons about not drinking wine is observed, and they haven't drunk wine until this day. Indeed, they obey the commands of their ancestor. But I've spoken to you again and again, and you haven't obeyed me.
Indeed the descendants of Rechab's son Jonadab have carried out the command of their ancestor that he gave them, but this people has not obeyed me."
But if you don't listen to these words, I swear," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a ruin."'"
For they are a rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to hear the LORD's instruction.
They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors of old who refused to listen to my words. They followed other gods to serve them. The house of Israel and the house of Judah broke my covenant which I made with their ancestors."
Listen, earth! I'm about to bring calamity on this people, on the fruit of their plans, because they didn't listen to my words and they rejected my instruction.
because they didn't listen to my words,' declares the LORD. "When I sent my servants, the prophets, to you again and again, you didn't listen,' declares the LORD.
This evil people that refuses to listen to my words, that stubbornly pursues their own desires, and that follows other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt that is not good for anything.
because this is what you asked from the LORD your God at Horeb when you were assembled together: "Don't let us hear the voice of the LORD our God again, or even see this great fire otherwise, we will die.'
You've seen many things, but you pay no attention. His ears are open, but he doesn't listen.
They have turned their backs to me rather than their faces. Even though I taught them, teaching them again and again, they didn't listen to accept correction.
But they would not listen or turn their ear, and each of them stubbornly followed his own evil desires. So I brought on them all the consequences of this covenant that I commanded them to fulfill, but they did not.'"
But they shouted out loud, stopped listening, and together they all rushed at him,
Their venom is like a poisonous snake; even like a deaf serpent that shuts its ears,
But they refused to pay attention, turned their backs, and stopped listening.
We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
For this people's minds have become stupid, and their ears can barely hear, and they have shut their eyes so that they may never see with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn and let me heal them."'
As it is written, "To this day God has put them into deep sleep. Their eyes do not see, and their ears do not hear."
Yet to this day, the LORD hasn't given you a heart that understands, eyes that perceive, and ears that discern.
2 Timothy 4:4
They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myths.
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people's own desires.
You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.
Because they do not understand the deeds of the LORD or the work of his hands, He will tear them down and never build them up.
I spoke to you when you were secure, but you said, "I won't listen!" This has been your way since your youth, for you haven't obeyed me.
If you don't listen, I'll cry secretly because of your pride. My eyes will cry bitterly, flowing tears, because the LORD's flock has been taken captive.
But if they don't listen, then I'll completely uproot that nation and destroy it," declares the LORD.
for this people's heart has become dull, and their ears are hard of hearing. They have shut their eyes so that they might not see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'
When many of his disciples heard this, they said, "This is a difficult statement. Who can accept it?"