The Scripture speaks of the Pharaoh of Moses' time:
. . . “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. - from Romans 9:17-18
Speaking of his own people, the Paul writes in Romans:
. . . the rest were hardened, 8 as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear . . . ” - from Romans 11:7-8
I plead for those who are hardened! I ask that hard hearts be softened, that their eyes will see and ears will hear. Only God can change the ones I love, and He will because I'm asking! Who are YOU asking for today?