Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the Lord,
&c.] Which were spoken to them by the prophets; not hearkening to them, but despising them, were the same as not hearkening to him, and despising him; contempt of God, and his word, was the cause of their ruin; see ( 2 Chronicles 36:15 2 Chronicles 36:16 ) ; which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets;
such as Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, and others: rising up early, and sending [them];
which denotes the frequency of their mission; the diligent care of God towards them; and his earnest solicitude for their welfare; and the plenty of means they were favoured with; all which were aggravations of their sin: but ye would not hear, saith the Lord;
the words of the Lord by his prophets; the counsel and admonitions he gave them; but pursued their own ways and counsels, and listened to the false prophets.