But the house of Israel will not hearken unto you; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted.
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George Leo Haydock
Hard. Literally, "rubbed "like a stone, or brass; attrita. (Haydock)
God's ambassadors (Ephesians vi. 20.; Calmet) must do their utmost. (Haydock)
The success must not puff them up, nor the failure too much depressed them, as all regards God, (Matthew x. 40.) who will know how to make things conduce to his own glory. They must only bewail the blindness of sinners. (Calmet)
The care of them, and not the cure, will be required at their hands, ver. 19. (Haydock)