But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; He that hears, let him hear; and he that refuses, let him refuse: for they are a rebellious house.
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George Leo Haydock
Forbeareth. Septuagint, "disbelieveth, let him disbelieve. "So we read, He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; (Apocalypse xxii. 11.) which denotes the most desperate condition. (Haydock)
Aquila (2 edition) has, "he who abandons, shall be abandoned. "(St. Jerome)
The man who makes good use of grace shall receive more; but he who despises the offers of God, shall be justly deprived of them in his greatest need. (Calmet)