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3:2 She listens to no voice. The people ignored God’s voice revealed in the law (Deut. 31:9–13), through the prophets (Jer. 7:23–28; Hag. 1:12), and through the sages (Prov. 1:8).
she accepts no correction. See v. 7. Failure to receive correction leads to death (Prov. 5:23), but openness to it leads to life (Prov. 6:23; Jer. 2:30; 5:3; 7:28; 32:33; 35:13; Ps. 50:17).
draw near. The Hebrew verb here means “to approach God properly in worship” (cf. Lev. 10:3). Worship must come from the heart, not just the mouth (cf. Is. 29:13; John 4:24).