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Zechariah 7:11

    Zechariah 7:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they would not give attention, turning their backs and stopping their ears from hearing;

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 7:11

    Pulled away the shoulder - From under the yoke of the law, like an unbroken or restive bullock in the plough.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 7:11

    But they gave a backsliding shoulder - Like a restive animal, which would not endure the yoke, dull and stupid as the beasts: as Hosea says, "Israel slideth back like a backsliding heifer" Hosea 4:16. Nehemiah confesses the same; "they gave a backsliding shoulder and hardened their neck and would not hear" Nehemiah 9:29.

    And made heavy their ears - Fulfilling in themselves what God foretold to Isaiah would be the result of his preaching, "make their ears heavy." The heart, which will not hearken, becomes duller by the outward hearing, as Paul says, "The earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God; but that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected" Hebrews 6:7-8.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 7:11

    7:11 Pulled away - Withdrew their shoulder from the yoke of the law.