Hear ye, and give ear
Both to what goes before, and what follows after. The words doubled denote the closest and strictest attention: be not proud;
haughty, scornful, as above all instruction, and needing no advice and counsel, self-conceited, despising the word of God, and his messages by his prophets; or, "do not lift up yourselves" F24; above others, and against God: for the Lord hath spoken;
it is not I, but the Lord; and what he has said shall certainly come to pass; so the Targum,
``for in the word of the Lord it is so decreed;''it is in vain to oppose him; his counsel shall stand, and he will do all his pleasure; none ever hardened themselves against him, and prospered.