Zechariah 7:13
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New International Version
"'When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,' says the LORD Almighty.

King James Bible
Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, like as he called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear, saith Jehovah of hosts;

World English Bible
It has come to pass that, as he called, and they refused to listen, so they will call, and I will not listen," said Yahweh of Armies;

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, as He called, And they have not hearkened, So do they call, and I do not hearken, Said Jehovah of Hosts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Made their hearts as an adamant stone - שמיר shamir may mean the granite. This is the hardest stone with which the common people could be acquainted. Perhaps the corundum, of which emery is a species, may be intended. Bochart thinks it means a stone used in polishing others. The same name, in Hebrew, applies to different stones.

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Psalm 81:8-12 Hear, O my people, and I will testify to you: O Israel, if you will listen to me...

Proverbs 1:24-28 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded...

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?...

Jeremiah 6:16,17 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Luke 13:34,35 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

Luke 19:42-44 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day...

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Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape...

Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them...

Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face...

Ezekiel 20:3 Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Are you come to inquire of me? As I live...

Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time...

Matthew 25:11,12 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us...

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

James 4:3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts.

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Sad 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
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Proverbs 1:24
But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!

Jeremiah 7:27
"When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer.

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 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.

Jeremiah 11:14
"Do not pray for this people or offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.

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