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40 Bible Verses about Self Will

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Deuteronomy 1:43

So I spoke unto you, and ye would not hear but were rebels against the word of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.

Isaiah 28:12

To whom he said, This is the rest with which ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Luke 19:14

But his citizens hated him and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

Mark 14:26-31

And when they had sung the hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Then Jesus said unto them, All ye shall be scandalized in me this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee.read more.
Then Peter said unto him, Although all be scandalized, yet I will not. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crows twice, thou shalt deny me three times. But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said the others.

Psalm 75:5

Do not lift up your horn on high; speak not with a stiff neck.

Nehemiah 9:16

But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their necks and did not hearken unto thy commandments

Jeremiah 7:24

But they did not hearken, nor incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels in the imagination of their evil heart and went backward, and not forward

Proverbs 1:24

Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one responded;

1 Samuel 8:19

Nevertheless, the people refused to hear the voice of Samuel, and they said, No, but we will have a king over us

Jeremiah 44:16

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.

Nehemiah 9:17

and refused to hear; neither did they remember thy wonders that thou hadst done among them, but hardened their necks and in their rebellion thought to appoint a leader to return to their bondage; but thou art a God of pardons, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great mercy, for thou didst not leave them.

Isaiah 42:24

Who gave Jacob for a spoil and Israel to the robbers? Did not the LORD? Because we sinned against him, and they did not desire to walk in his ways, neither did they hearken unto his law.

Psalm 78:10

They did not keep the covenant of God and refused to walk in his law

Jeremiah 5:3

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they did not feel it; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive chastisement; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 7:28

Therefore thou shalt say unto them, This is the nation that did not hear the voice of the LORD their God, nor receive chastisement; the faith is lost and was cut off from their mouth.

Deuteronomy 31:27

For I know thy rebellion and thy stiff neck; behold, while I am yet alive with you today, ye are rebels against the LORD, and how much more after my death?

Psalm 78:8

and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set their heart aright and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Jeremiah 23:17

They say boldly unto those that stir me to anger, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto anyone that walks after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

Hebrews 3:7-12

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: Where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.read more.
Therefore, I was indignant with that generation and said, They do always err from their heart, and they have not known my ways. So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unfaithfulness, to depart from the living God.

Exodus 34:9

And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us, for this is a stiffnecked people, and forgive our iniquity and our sin and possess us.

Deuteronomy 9:27

Remember thy slaves, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people nor to their wickedness nor to their sin,

Proverbs 7:11

(She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not abide in her house:

Judges 2:19

But when the judge was dead, then they would return, and corrupt themselves more than their fathers in following other gods to serve them and to bow down unto them; they did not diminish from their own doings nor from their stubborn way.

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, and he shall die; so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear and fear.

Psalm 32:9

Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.

Jeremiah 31:18

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast afflicted me, and I was chastised as an indomitable bullock: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

Genesis 49:6

Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall.

Exodus 32:9

The LORD further said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and for certain it is a stiffnecked people.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Understand, therefore, that the LORD thy God does not give thee this good land to inherit because of thy righteousness, for thou art a stiffnecked people.

1 Samuel 15:19-23

Why then didst thou not hear the voice of the LORD but didst fly upon the spoil and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? And Saul said unto Samuel, But I have obeyed the voice of the LORD and have gone the way which the LORD sent me and have brought Agag, the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the firstfruits of the anathema, to sacrifice them unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.read more.
And Samuel said, Does the LORD have as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in hearing the voice of the LORD? Behold, to hear is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is the sin of witchcraft, and to break the word of the Lord is iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected thee from being king.

2 Samuel 24:4

Notwithstanding, the king's word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

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