For I knew that you are stubborn; your neck is iron and your forehead is bronze.
Cross ReferencesActs 7:51
You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did.
The LORD also said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.
For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are already rebelling against the LORD while I am still alive, how much more will you rebel after my death!
2 Chronicles 36:13
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God. But Zedekiah stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the LORD, the God of Israel.
A man who remains stiff-necked after much reproof will suddenly be shattered beyond recovery.
Listen to Me, you stubborn people, far removed from righteousness:
They are obstinate and hardhearted children. I am sending you to them, and you are to say to them, 'This is what the Lord GOD says.'
But the house of Israel will be unwilling to listen to you, since they are unwilling to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.
Chapter Outline1. God, to convince the people of their foreknown obstinance, revealed his prophecies
9. He saves them for his own sake
12. He exhorts them to obedience, because of his power and providence
16. He laments their backwardness
20. He powerfully delivers his people out of Babylon
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Zechariah 7:11, 12
Exodus 33:3, 5
2 Kings 17:14
2 Chronicles 30:8
2 Chronicles 36:13
Nehemiah 9:16, 17, 28
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