Jeremiah 44:5
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New International Version
But they did not listen or pay attention; they did not turn from their wickedness or stop burning incense to other gods.

King James Bible
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.

Darby Bible Translation
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.

World English Bible
But they didn't listen, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have not hearkened nor inclined their ear, to turn back from their wickedness, not to make perfume to other gods,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But they hearkened not -

1. They disregarded the authority of their God.

2. They were not moved by the entreaties of their most affectionate Father.

3. In abominations they delighted. And,

4. They loved that which God hated; and, apparently, because he hated it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward...

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Psalm 81:11-13 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me...

Isaiah 48:4,18 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass...

Zechariah 7:11,12 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear...

Revelation 2:21,22 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not...

burn

Jeremiah 44:17-21 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven...

Jeremiah 19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet...

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God's Patient Pleadings
'I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.'--JER. xliv. 4. The long death-agony of the Jewish kingdom has come to an end. The frivolous levity, which fed itself on illusions and would not be sobered by facts, has been finally crushed out of the wretched people. The dreary succession of incompetent kings--now a puppet set up by Egypt, now another puppet set up by Babylon, has ended with the weak Zedekiah. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Man's Inability to Keep the Moral Law
Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them, in thought, word, and deed. In many things we offend all.' James 3: 2. Man in his primitive state of innocence, was endowed with ability to keep the whole moral law. He had rectitude of mind, sanctity of will, and perfection of power. He had the copy of God's law written on his heart; no sooner did God command but he obeyed.
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Jeremiah 11:8
But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubbornness of their evil hearts. So I brought on them all the curses of the covenant I had commanded them to follow but that they did not keep.'"

Jeremiah 11:10
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.

Jeremiah 13:10
These wicked people, who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt--completely useless!

Jeremiah 43:4
So Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers and all the people disobeyed the LORD's command to stay in the land of Judah.

Daniel 9:6
We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

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