Its heart 1 is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
“I have made your face adamant 1 to match their faces, and your forehead hard to match their foreheads.
when the waters become hard 1 like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen solid?
Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you.
But Jesus said to them, “He wrote this commandment for you because of your hard hearts. 1
But the Egyptians mistreated and oppressed us, forcing us to do burdensome labor.
“I am the Lord, the God of all humankind. There is, indeed, nothing too difficult for me. 1
When Jesus noticed this, 1 he said, “How hard 2 it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 3
Keen insight 1 wins 2 favor, but the conduct 3 of the unfaithful is harsh. 4
The farmer who works hard ought to have the first share of the crops.
They made their lives bitter 1 by 2 hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service 3 in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous. 4
Jesus 1 said to them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hard hearts, 2 but from the beginning it was not this way.
On this topic we have much to say 1 and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish 2 in hearing.
For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech 1 and difficult language, 2 but 3 to the house of Israel –
For I can testify that he has worked hard 1 for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
They traveled on from Bethel, and when Ephrath was still some distance away, 1 Rachel went into labor 2 – and her labor was hard.
when the dust hardens 1 into a mass, and the clumps of earth stick together?
In all hard work 1 there is profit, but merely talking about it 2 only brings 3 poverty. 4
But the house of Israel is unwilling to listen to you, 1 because they are not willing to listen to me, 2 for the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted. 3
The disciples were astonished at these words. But again Jesus said to them, 1 “Children, how hard it is 2 to enter the kingdom of God!