New International Version
"But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears.
King James Bible
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
Darby Bible Translation
But they refused to hearken, and turned a rebellious shoulder, and made their ears heavy, that they should not hear.
World English Bible
But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.
Young's Literal Translation
And they refuse to attend, And they give a refractory shoulder, And their ears have made heavy against hearing.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pulled away the shoulder - From under the yoke of the law, like an unbroken or restive bullock in the plough.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pulled away the shoulder. Heb. gave a backsliding shoulder.
stopped. Heb. made heavy.
LibrarySad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace."--Zechariah 8:19 MY time for discourse upon this subject will be limited, as we shall gather around the communion-table immediately afterwards. So in the former part of my sermon I shall give you an outline of what might be said upon the text if we had …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
A Discourse of Mercifulness
For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'
"You warned them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, 'The person who obeys them will live by them.' Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness.
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.
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:
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