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Exodus 4:21
The LORD instructed Moses, "When you go back to Egypt, make sure you do in front of Pharaoh all the wonders I have put within your power. But I will harden his heart so that he won't let the people go.
Exodus 9:16
However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you My power and to make My name known in all the earth.
Deuteronomy 2:30
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us travel through his land, for the LORD your God made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to hand him over to you, as has now taken place.
Judges 14:4
Now his father and mother did not know this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. At that time, the Philistines were ruling over Israel.
1 Samuel 2:25
If a man sins against another man, God can intercede for him, but if a man sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?" But they would not listen to their father, since the LORD intended to kill them.
1 Kings 12:15
The king did not listen to the people, because the turn of events came from the LORD to carry out His word, which the LORD had spoken through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
1 Kings 22:20-23
20
And the LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab to march up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' So one was saying this and another was saying that.
21
"Then a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD, and said, 'I will entice him.'
22
"The LORD asked him, 'How?' "He said, 'I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' "Then He said, 'You will certainly entice him and prevail. Go and do that.'
23
"You see, the LORD has put a lying spirit into the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the LORD has pronounced disaster against you."
2 Chronicles 25:16
While he was still speaking to him, the king asked, "Have we made you the king's counselor? Stop, why should you lose your life?" So the prophet stopped, but he said, "I know that God intends to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my advice."
Isaiah 6:9
And He replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive.
Isaiah 6:10
Dull the minds of these people; deafen their ears and blind their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their minds, turn back, and be healed.
Romans 9:18
So then, He shows mercy to whom He wills, and He hardens whom He wills.
Romans 9:22
And what if God, desiring to display His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath ready for destruction?
Romans 9:23
And [what if] He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory--
as the Lord
Joshua 11:12-15
12
Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and struck them down with the sword. He completely destroyed them, as Moses the LORD's servant had commanded.
13
However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood on their mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.
14
The Israelites plundered all the spoils and cattle of these cities for themselves. But they struck down every person with the sword until they had annihilated them, leaving no one alive.
15
Just as the LORD had commanded His servant Moses, Moses commanded Joshua. That is what Joshua did, leaving nothing undone of all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
Deuteronomy 20:16
However, you must not let any living thing survive among the cities of these people the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
Deuteronomy 20:17
You must completely destroy them-- the Hittite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite-- as the LORD your God has commanded you,