2 Kings 17:14
Good News Translation
But they would not obey; they were stubborn like their ancestors, who had not trusted in the LORD their God.

New Revised Standard Version
They would not listen but were stubborn, as their ancestors had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God.

Contemporary English Version
But the Israelites would not listen; they were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to worship the LORD their God.

New American Bible
But they did not listen. They grew as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who had not believed in the LORD, their God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord, their God.

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And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord, their God.

but hardened

Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know thy obstinacy, and thy most stiff neck. While I am yet living, and going in with you, you have always been rebellious against the Lord: how much more when I shall be dead?

2 Chronicles 36:13 He also revolted from king Nabuchodonosor, who had made him swear by God: and he hardened his neck and his heart, from returning to the Lord the God of Israel.

Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.

Isaiah 48:4 For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.

Jeremiah 7:26 And they have not hearkened to me: nor inclined their ear: but have hardened their neck, and have done worse than their fathers.

Romans 2:4,5 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance? . . .

Hebrews 3:7,8 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To-day if you shall hear his voice, . . .

did not believe

Deuteronomy 1:32 And yet for all this you did not believe the Lord your God,

Psalm 78:22,32 Because they believed not in God: and trusted not in his salvation. . . .

Psalm 106:24 And they set at nought the desirable land. They believed not his word,

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God.

Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
13And the Lord testified to them in Israel, and in Juda, by the hand of all the prophets and seers, saying: Return from your wicked ways, and keep my precepts, and ceremonies, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers: and as I have sent to you in the hand of my servants the prophets. 14And they hearkened not, but hardened their necks like to the neck of their fathers, who would not obey the Lord, their God.15And they rejected his ordinances, and the covenant that he made with their fathers, and the testimonies which he testified against them: and they followed vanities, and acted vainly: and they followed the nations that were round about them, concerning which the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.…
Cross References
Acts 7:51
You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

Exodus 16:28
And the Lord said to Moses: How long will you refuse to keep my commandments, and my law?

Exodus 32:9
And again the Lord said to Moses: I see that this people is stiffnecked:

Exodus 33:3
That thou mayst enter into the land that floweth with milk and honey. For I will not go up with thee, because thou art a stiffnecked people; lest I destroy thee in the way.

Deuteronomy 9:13
And again the Lord said to me: I see that this people is stiffnecked:

Psalm 78:8
That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Jeremiah 34:14
At the end of seven years, let ye go every man his brother being a Hebrew, who hath been sold to thee, so he shall serve thee six years: and thou shalt let him go free from thee: and your fathers did not hearken to me, nor did they incline their ear.

Ezekiel 3:19
But if thou give warning to the wicked, and he be not converted from his wickedness, and from his evil way: he indeed shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Daniel 5:20
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit hardened unto pride, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory was taken away.

2 Kings 17:13
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