New International Version
Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline.
King James Bible
But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
Darby Bible Translation
but they hearkened not, neither inclined their ear, but hardened their neck, that they might not hear nor receive instruction.
World English Bible
But they didn't listen, neither turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction.
Young's Literal Translation
And they have not hearkened nor inclined their ear, And they stiffen their neck not to hear, And not to receive instruction.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take heed to yourselves and bear no burden - From this and the following verses we find the ruin of the Jews attributed to the breach of the Sabbath; as this led to a neglect of sacrifice, the ordinances of religion, and all public worship, so it necessarily brought with it all immorality. This breach of the Sabbath was that which let in upon them all the waters of God's wrath.
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'The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars.'--JER. xvii. 1. 'Ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.'-2 COR. iii. 3. 'Blotting out the handwriting that was against us.'---COL .ii. 14. I have put these verses together because they …
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Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
Take warning, Jerusalem, or I will turn away from you and make your land desolate so no one can live in it."
But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.
But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their ancestors.'
Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.
They have returned to the sins of their ancestors, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both Israel and Judah have broken the covenant I made with their ancestors.
"This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'Listen! I am going to bring on this city and all the villages around it every disaster I pronounced against them, because they were stiff-necked and would not listen to my words.'"
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