because
Jeremiah 7:26
yet they did not listen to me, or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers.
Jeremiah 17:23
Yet they did not listen or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck, that they might not hear and receive instruction.
Jeremiah 35:15-17
15
I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, sending them persistently, saying, `Turn now every one of you from his evil way, and amend your doings, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and then you shall dwell in the land which I gave to you and your fathers.' But you did not incline your ear or listen to me.
16
The sons of Jon'adab the son of Rechab have kept the command which their father gave them, but this people has not obeyed me.
17
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing on Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them; because I have spoken to them and they have not listened, I have called to them and they have not answered."
2 Chronicles 36:16
but they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words, and scoffing at his prophets, till the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, till there was no remedy.
2 Chronicles 36:17
Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chalde'ans, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged; he gave them all into his hand.
Nehemiah 9:17
they refused to obey, and were not mindful of the wonders which thou didst perform among them; but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. But thou art a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and didst not forsake them.
Nehemiah 9:29
And thou didst warn them in order to turn them back to thy law. Yet they acted presumptuously and did not obey thy commandments, but sinned against thy ordinances, by the observance of which a man shall live, and turned a stubborn shoulder and stiffened their neck and would not obey.
Zechariah 7:11-14
11
But they refused to hearken, and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears that they might not hear.
12
They made their hearts like adamant lest they should hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts.
13
"As I called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear," says the LORD of hosts,
14
"and I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations which they had not known. Thus the land they left was desolate, so that no one went to and fro, and the pleasant land was made desolate."
Acts 7:51
"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered,
that they
Psalm 58:2-5
2
Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the sons of men uprightly?
3
Nay, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth.
4
The wicked go astray from the womb, they err from their birth, speaking lies.
5
They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear,