But they refused to listen. They stubbornly pulled away their shoulder and stopped their ears, so that they would not hear. Bible

“hear.” In this instance, the word “hear” has the pregnant sense of not just hearing, but then paying attention to and obeying what God said. The people did not want to obey, they wanted to do what they were doing—sinning and defying God—so they did not “hear” Him.

Commentary for: Zechariah 7:11