Bible Discussion Thread

  • Paul E Dodson on James 1
    In Exodus, the Lord refers to Moses' followers as 'stiffnecked people'. What does that mean?
  • Jesse - in Reply on James 1

    This word stiffnecked is also found in Acts 7:51. It says you stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears. That's not a great way to start out if you're trying to win friends! Stiffnecked? We've heard that before and all of us have actually experienced waking up some morning with a stiff neck.

    But that's not what it means. In those days, they called a person a "stiffneck "person when they refused to bow. And someone would come over to them and grab them by the back of the neck and try to make them bow and they would stiffen up and refuse to bow. That's where the term stiffnecked comes from.

    A "stiffnecked" person is a person who refuses to bow to the lordship of Christ.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on James 1
    stiffnecked = stubborn, rebellious, sin

    Exodus 34:9 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 sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

    2 Chronicles 30:8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but YIELD yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and SERVE serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

    Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always RESIST resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.


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