8 occurrences in 19 translations

'Pay Attention' in the Bible

Then He said to them, "Pay attention to what you hear. By the measure you use, it will be measured and added to you.

Then Jesus ordered them, saying, "Pay attention and watch out for the leavening [effect] of the Pharisees and Herod." [Note: By "Herod" is probably meant the Herodians, who were a party favorable to King Herod and, along with the Pharisees and Sadducees, were out to get Jesus. See Matt. 16:6].

He turned around and looked at his disciples. Then he rebuked Peter saying: Get behind me Satan for you do not pay attention to the things of God. You tend to the things of men.

Once again, Jesus took the Twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to him. "Pay attention! We're going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the high priests and the scribes, and they'll condemn him to death. Then they'll hand him over to the unbelievers,

Then Jesus began saying to them, "Pay attention so that no one leads you astray [i.e., from the truth].

"But pay attention to yourselves, for people will turn you over to [Jewish] councils [i.e., for judgment] and you will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand trial before governors and kings for being loyal to me. [This will afford you an opportunity] for witnessing to them.

But pay attention, for I have told you [all this] ahead of time.

"You should pay attention; be alert and pray, for you do not know when the time will come [i.e., for the Lord to return].



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