Jeremiah 7:26
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New International Version
But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their ancestors.'

New Living Translation
But my people have not listened to me or even tried to hear. They have been stubborn and sinful--even worse than their ancestors.

English Standard Version
Yet they did not listen to me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.

King James Bible
Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, they wouldn't listen to Me or pay attention but became obstinate; they did more evil than their ancestors.

International Standard Version
But they didn't listen to me, and they didn't pay attention. They stiffened their necks, and they did more evil than their ancestors.

NET Bible
But your ancestors did not listen to me nor pay attention to me. They became obstinate and were more wicked than even their own forefathers.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you didn't obey me or pay attention to me. You became impossible to deal with, and you were worse than your ancestors.

Jubilee Bible 2000
yet they did not hearken unto me, nor incline their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

American King James Version
Yet they listened not to me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

American Standard Version
yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have not hearkened to me: nor inclined their ear: but have hardened their neck, and have done worse than their fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
but they have not hearkened unto me, nor inclined their ear; and they have hardened their neck: they have done worse than their fathers.

English Revised Version
yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet they hearkened not to me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

World English Bible
yet they didn't listen to me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff: they did worse than their fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have not hearkened unto Me, Nor inclined their ear, and harden their neck, They have done evil above their fathers.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:21-28 God shows that obedience was required of them. That which God commanded was, Hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord thy God. The promise is very encouraging. Let God's will be your rule, and his favour shall be your happiness. God was displeased with disobedience. We understand the gospel as little as the Jews understood the law, if we think that even the sacrifice of Christ lessens our obligation to obey.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Yet they hearkened not unto me,.... Speaking by the prophets:

nor inclined their ear; to what was said to them; would not listen to it, and much less obey what was commanded them:

but hardened their neck; and so became stiffnecked, and would not submit to bear the yoke of the law:

they did worse than their fathers; every generation grew more and more wicked, and went on to be so until the measure of their iniquity was filled up; hence it follows:

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. hardened … neck—(De 31:27; Isa 48:4; Ac 7:51).

worse than their fathers—(Jer 16:12). In Jer 7:22 He had said, "your fathers"; here He says, "their fathers"; the change to the third person marks growing alienation from them. He no longer addresses themselves, as it would be a waste of words in the case of such hardened rebels.

Jeremiah 7:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Judah's Idolatry Persists
25"Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them. 26"Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers. 27"You shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; and you shall call to them, but they will not answer you.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:32
Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

Nehemiah 9:16
"But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey your commands.

Isaiah 5:4
What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?

Jeremiah 5:3
LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.

Jeremiah 6:10
To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.

Jeremiah 16:12
But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.

Jeremiah 17:23
Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline.

Jeremiah 19:15
"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.'"

Jeremiah 35:15
Again and again I sent all my servants the prophets to you. They said, "Each of you must turn from your wicked ways and reform your actions; do not follow other gods to serve them. Then you will live in the land I have given to you and your ancestors." But you have not paid attention or listened to me.

Jeremiah 35:17
"Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'Listen! I am going to bring on Judah and on everyone living in Jerusalem every disaster I pronounced against them. I spoke to them, but they did not listen; I called to them, but they did not answer.'"

Ezekiel 20:30
"Therefore say to the Israelites: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Will you defile yourselves the way your ancestors did and lust after their vile images?

Zechariah 7:11
"But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears.

Malachi 3:7
Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD Almighty. "But you ask, 'How are we to return?'
Treasury of Scripture

Yet they listened not to me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

they hearkened.

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …

Jeremiah 6:17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Listen to the sound of the …

Jeremiah 11:8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one …

Jeremiah 17:23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck …

Jeremiah 25:3,7 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, …

Jeremiah 26:5 To listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent to …

Jeremiah 29:19 Because they have not listened to my words, said the LORD, which …

Jeremiah 34:14 At the end of seven years let you go every man his brother an Hebrew, …

Jeremiah 44:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell …

Jeremiah 46:1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;

2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not listen.

Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, …

Daniel 9:6 Neither have we listened to your servants the prophets, which spoke …

but.

Jeremiah 19:15 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold…

2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like …

2 Chronicles 30:8 Now be you not stiff necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves …

Nehemiah 9:17,29 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you …

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be …

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, …

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

they did.

Jeremiah 16:12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk …

Matthew 21:38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This …

Matthew 23:32 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.

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