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

New Living Translation
"Your ancestors refused to listen to this message. They stubbornly turned away and put their fingers in their ears to keep from hearing.

English Standard Version
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear.

Berean Study Bible
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing.

New American Standard Bible
"But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing.

King James Bible
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

Christian Standard Bible
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.

Good News Translation
"But my people stubbornly refused to listen. They closed their minds

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.

International Standard Version
But they refused to pay attention, turned their backs, and stopped listening.

NET Bible
"But they refused to pay attention, turning away stubbornly and stopping their ears so they could not hear.

New Heart English Bible
But they refused to listen, and turned their backs, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But people refused to pay attention. They shrugged their shoulders at me and shut their ears so that they couldn't hear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But they refused to attend, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.

New American Standard 1977
“But they refused to pay attention, and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.

King James 2000 Bible
But they refused to hearken, and shrugged the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

American King James Version
But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

American Standard Version
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they refused to attend, and madly turned their back, and made their ears heavy, so that they should not hear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear.

Darby Bible Translation
But they refused to hearken, and turned a rebellious shoulder, and made their ears heavy, that they should not hear.

English Revised Version
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

Webster's Bible Translation
But they refused to hearken, and withdrew the shoulder, and stopped their ears, 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.
Study Bible
A Call to Justice and Mercy
10Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.’ 11But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing. 12They made their hearts like flint and would not listen to the law and the words that the LORD of Hosts had sent by His Spirit through the earlier prophets. Therefore great anger came from the LORD of Hosts.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; 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.'

Nehemiah 9:29
You admonished them to turn back to Your law, but they were arrogant and disobeyed Your commandments. They sinned against Your ordinances, by which a man will live if he practices them. They stubbornly shrugged their shoulders; they stiffened their necks and would not obey.

Psalm 58:4
Their venom is like the poison of a serpent, like a cobra that shuts its ears,

Proverbs 1:24
Because you refused my call, and no one took my outstretched hand,

Isaiah 46:12
Listen to Me, you stubborn people, far removed from righteousness:

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain. You finished them off, but they refused to accept discipline. They have made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.

Jeremiah 5:21
Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear.

Jeremiah 7:26
Yet they would not listen to Me or incline their ear, but they stiffened their necks and did more evil than their fathers.'

Jeremiah 8:5
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.

Jeremiah 11:10
They have returned to the sins of their forefathers who refused to obey My words. They have followed other gods to serve them. The house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken the covenant I made with their fathers.

Jeremiah 17:23
Yet they would not listen or incline their ear, but they stiffened their necks and would not listen or receive My discipline.

Jeremiah 17:27
But if you do not listen to Me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying a load while entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in its gates to consume the citadels of Jerusalem.'"

Jeremiah 42:21
For I have told you today, but you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God in all He has sent me to tell you.

Ezekiel 5:6
But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations, and against My statutes worse than the countries around her. For her people have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.'

Treasury of Scripture

But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

they refused.

Zechariah 1:4
Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.

Exodus 10:3
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.

2 Kings 17:13-15
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets…

pulled away the shoulder.

Nehemiah 9:29
And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Jeremiah 8:5
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Hosea 4:16
For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

stopped.

Psalm 58:4,5
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; …

Isaiah 6:10
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Acts 7:57
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,







Lexicon
But they refused
וַיְמָאֲנ֣וּ (way·mā·’ă·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3985: To refuse

to pay attention
לְהַקְשִׁ֔יב (lə·haq·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

and turned
וַיִּתְּנ֥וּ (way·yit·tə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a stubborn
סֹרָ֑רֶת (sō·rā·reṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5637: To turn away, be refractory

shoulder;
כָתֵ֖ף (ḵā·ṯêp̄)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3802: The shoulder, side-piece, lateral projection of anything

they stopped up
הִכְבִּ֥ידוּ (hiḵ·bî·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

their ears
וְאָזְנֵיהֶ֖ם (wə·’ā·zə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

from hearing.
מִשְּׁמֽוֹעַ׃ (miš·šə·mō·w·a‘)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently
Verse 11. - Pulled away the shoulder; they gave a stubborn, refractory shoulder, like an ox which refuses to have the yoke put on his neck, or draws hack when it feels the weight (Nehemiah 9:29; Hosea 4:16). Stopped their ears. Made their ears heavy. Τὰ ω΅τα αὐτῶν ἐβάρυναν (Septuagint); Isaiah 6:10; Isaiah 59:1. Three degrees of obduracy are named in this verse: they refused to listen; they resisted the warners; they exhibited open contempt for them. The full climax is given in the next verse. 7:8-14 God's judgements upon Israel of old for their sins, were written to warn Christians. The duties required are, not keeping fasts and offering sacrifices, but doing justly and loving mercy, which tend to the public welfare and peace. The law of God lays restraint upon the heart. But they filled their minds with prejudices against the word of God. Nothing is harder than the heart of a presumptuous sinner. See the fatal consequences of this to their fathers. Great sins against the Lord of hosts, bring great wrath from his power, which cannot be resisted. Sin, if regarded in the heart, will certainly spoil the success of prayer. The Lord always hears the cry of the broken-hearted penitent; yet all who die impenitent and unbelieving, will find no remedy or refuge from miseries which while here they despised and defied, but which they then will not be able to bear.
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