'Harden' in the Bible
Then the LORD told Moses, "When you set out to return to Egypt, keep in mind all the wonders that I've put in your power, so that you may do them before Pharaoh. But I'll harden his heart so that he won't let the people go.
I'll harden Pharaoh's heart and I'll add more and more of my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.
Why should you harden your hearts just as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? Isn't it true that after God toyed with them, they let Israel go, and off they went?
Why, LORD, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts, so that we do not fear you? Turn back for the sake of your servants, for the sake of the tribes that are your heritage.
do not harden your hearts as they did when they provoked me during the time of testing in the wilderness.
As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as they did when they provoked me."
he again fixes a definite day "Today" - saying long afterward through David, as already quoted, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."