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89 Bible Verses About Stubbornness

Here are 89 Bible verses about stubbornness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 29:1 KJV

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

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Romans 2:5 KJV

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

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Philippians 2:3 KJV

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

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John 5:30 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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1 Samuel 15:23 KJV

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

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1 Peter 5:8 KJV

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

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Proverbs 12:1 KJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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Acts 7:51 KJV

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

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Isaiah 48:4 KJV

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

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Matthew 13:23 KJV

Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

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Zechariah 7:11-12 KJV

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

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Psalms 78:8 KJV

But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.

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Psalms 32:9 KJV

And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

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Zechariah 7:11 KJV

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

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Jeremiah 7:24 KJV

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

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Isaiah 46:12 KJV

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

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Exodus 32:9 KJV

Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

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Matthew 28:20 KJV

And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

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Psalms 46:10-11 KJV

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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2 Kings 17:14 KJV

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

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Nehemiah 9:29 KJV

Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

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1 Peter 5:6 KJV

And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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Jeremiah 23:17 KJV

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

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1 Peter 5:10 KJV

They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

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Jeremiah 44:16 KJV

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

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Nehemiah 9:16 KJV

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

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2 Chronicles 36:13 KJV

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

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2 Samuel 24:4 KJV

And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.

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Leviticus 26:18 KJV

Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

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Ephesians 4:18 KJV

And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

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Jeremiah 11:8 KJV

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

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Jeremiah 5:23 KJV

Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.

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Isaiah 42:24 KJV

But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

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Proverbs 16:18 KJV

Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

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Proverbs 1:24 KJV

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

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Psalms 75:5 KJV

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

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Nehemiah 9:17 KJV

Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

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2 Peter 2:10 KJV

And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

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Romans 6:23 KJV

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

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Matthew 12:30 KJV

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Jeremiah 7:28 KJV

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

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Psalms 95:8 KJV

But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

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Psalms 78:10 KJV

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

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Deuteronomy 31:27 KJV

They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

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Deuteronomy 21:21 KJV

For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

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Genesis 49:6 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

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Titus 1:7 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

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Acts 17:11 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Acts 17:10-11 KJV

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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John 14:6 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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Hosea 4:16 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Jeremiah 31:18 KJV

For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

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Jeremiah 5:3 KJV

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

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Proverbs 28:14 KJV

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

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Proverbs 7:11 KJV

Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

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2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

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1 Samuel 15:2 KJV

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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1 Samuel 8:19 KJV

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

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Deuteronomy 15:7 KJV

Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

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Deuteronomy 10:16 KJV

If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:

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Deuteronomy 9:13 KJV

Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

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Exodus 34:9 KJV

Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

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Exodus 34:6 KJV

And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

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Exodus 13:15 KJV

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

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Genesis 16:12 KJV

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.

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James 1:22 KJV

And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

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2 Timothy 4:3 KJV

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

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Matthew 5:13 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Jeremiah 6:16 KJV

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

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2 Chronicles 30:8 KJV

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

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Judges 2:19 KJV

Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

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Deuteronomy 9:27 KJV

And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.

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2 Peter 1:21 KJV

Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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James 3:13 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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James 2:26 KJV

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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Matthew 22:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Isaiah 41:10 KJV

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

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2 Timothy 4:3-4 KJV

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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Deuteronomy 17:12 KJV

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

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Hebrews 4:7 KJV

And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

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Genesis 49:5-6 KJV

Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

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Deuteronomy 21:18-20 KJV

Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

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Numbers 14:40-45 KJV

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

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Acts 15:36-40 KJV

And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned. And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper. Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies. For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you. But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp. Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.

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Isaiah 48:4-8 KJV

And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

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