They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.