Nehemiah 9:16
Good News Translation
But our ancestors grew proud and stubborn and refused to obey your commands.

Contemporary English Version
Our stubborn ancestors refused to obey--they forgot about the miracles you had worked for them, and they were determined to return to Egypt and become slaves again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks and hearkened not to thy commandments.

New American Bible
But they, our ancestors, proved to be insolent; they were obdurate and did not obey your commandments.

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But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks and hearkened not to thy commandments.

dealt.

Nehemiah 9:10,29 And thou shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharao, and upon all his servants, and upon the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them: and thou madest thyself a name, as it is at this day. . . .

Exodus 32:9 And again the Lord said to Moses: I see that this people is stiffnecked:

Deuteronomy 9:6,13,23,24,27 Know therefore that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this excellent land in possession for thy justices, for thou art a very stiffnecked people. . . .

Deuteronomy 32:15 The beloved grew fat, and kicked: he grew fat, and thick and gross, he forsook God who made him, and departed from God his saviour.

Psalm 78:8 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Psalm 106:6 We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity.

Isaiah 63:10 But they provoked to wrath, and afflicted the spirit of his Holy One: and he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Jeremiah 2:31 See ye the word of the Lord: Am I become a wilderness to Israel, or a lateward springing land? why then have my people said: We are revolted, we will come to thee no more?

Acts 7:51 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

hardened

Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know thy obstinacy, and thy most stiff neck. While I am yet living, and going in with you, you have always been rebellious against the Lord: how much more when I shall be dead?

2 Kings 17:14 And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord, their God.

2 Chronicles 30:8 Harden not your necks, as your fathers did: yield yourselves to the Lord, and come to his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified forever: serve the Lord the God of your fathers, and the wrath of his indignation shall be turned away from you.

2 Chronicles 36:13 He also revolted from king Nabuchodonosor, who had made him swear by God: and he hardened his neck and his heart, from returning to the Lord the God of Israel.

Psalm 95:8-10 To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts: . . .

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Isaiah 48:4 For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.

Jeremiah 19:15 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold I will bring in upon this city, and upon all the cities thereof all the evils that I have spoken against it: because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.

Romans 2:5 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God:

Hebrews 3:13,15 But exhort one another every day, whilst it is called to day, that none of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. . . .

hearkened

Exodus 15:26 Saying: If thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and do what is right before him, and obey his commandments, and keep all his precepts, none of the evils that I laid upon Egypt, will I bring upon thee: for I am the Lord thy healer.

Deuteronomy 5:29 Who shall give them to have such a mind, to fear me, and to keep all my commandments at all times, that it may be well with them and with their children for ever?

Psalm 81:8,11-14 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken to me, . . .

Isaiah 48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments: thy peace had been as a river, and thy justice as the waves of the sea,

(There were two things to which the Israelites did not duly give heed, else they had not done as they did. The word of God they heard, but they gave no heed to God's commandments: and the works of God they saw, but were not mindful of his wonders. Had they really considered them as miracles, they would have obeyed from a principle of faith and holy fear: had they duly considered them as mercies, they would have obeyed from a principle of gratitude and holy love.)

Context
The People Confess Their Sins
15And thou gavest them bread from heaven in their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock in their thirst, and thou saidst to them that they should go in, and possess the land, upon which thou hadst lifted up thy hand to give it them. 16But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks and hearkened not to thy commandments.17And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:26
And you would not go up, but being incredulous to the word of the Lord our God,

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know thy obstinacy, and thy most stiff neck. While I am yet living, and going in with you, you have always been rebellious against the Lord: how much more when I shall be dead?

Nehemiah 9:10
And thou shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharao, and upon all his servants, and upon the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them: and thou madest thyself a name, as it is at this day.

Nehemiah 9:29
And thou didst admonish them to return to thy law. But they dealt proudly, and hearkened not to thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them: and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Jeremiah 7:26
And they have not hearkened to me: nor inclined their ear: but have hardened their neck, and have done worse than their fathers.

Ezekiel 5:6
And she hath despised my judgments, so as to be more wicked than the Gentiles; and my commandments, more than the countries that are round about her: for they have cast off my judgments, and have not walked in my commandments.

Additional Translations
But they and our fathers became arrogant and stiff-necked and did not obey Your commandments.But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and listened not to your commandments,

But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

But they and our fathers behaved proudly, and hardened their neck, and did not hearken to thy commandments,

But they, our fathers, dealt proudly, and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

"But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, didn't listen to your commandments,

'And they and our fathers have acted proudly, and harden their neck, and have not hearkened unto Thy commands,
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