242 occurrences in 18 translations

'Pay Attention' in the Bible

Lamech said to his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; wives of Lamech, pay attention to my words. For I killed a man for wounding me, a boy for striking me.

"Pay attention! I'm establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants after you,

But God came to Abimelech in a dream during the night and spoke to him, "Pay attention! You're about to die, because the woman you have taken is a man's wife!"

but God told Abraham, "Don't be troubled about the youth and your slave girl. Pay attention to Sarah in everything she tells you, because your offspring are to be named through Isaac.

Rebekah gave these instructions to her son Jacob: "Quick! Pay attention!" she said. "I heard your father talking to your brother Esau. He told him,

So now, my son, listen to what I have to say and pay attention to what I'm about to tell you.

Now pay attention! I'm here with you, and I'm going to be watching over you wherever you go. I'm going to bring you back to this land, because I won't ever leave you until I've accomplished what I've promised about you."

Pay attention now! I've heard that there is grain in Egypt, so go down there and buy some grain for us, so we can live, instead of dying."

After this, Joseph addressed the people. "Pay attention," he said. "I've bought you and your land for Pharaoh today, in exchange for seed for you. Now go sow the land.

He told me, "Pay attention! I'm going to make you fruitful and numerous. I'm going to build you into a vast nation of people and then I'll give this land to your descendants for an eternal possession.'

By doing this, he placed Ephraim before Manasseh. Then Israel told Joseph, "Pay attention! I'm about to die, but God will be with you. He'll bring you back to the land that belongs to your ancestors.

Moses answered again, "And if they do not believe me or pay attention to me, but say, 'The Lord has not appeared to you'?"

"If they do not believe you or pay attention to the former sign, then they may believe the latter sign.

Let the work be heavier on the men so that they will do it and not pay attention to words of deception."

But whoever did not pay attention to the message from the LORD left his servants and his livestock outside in the fields.

He said, "If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illness on you I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you."

"Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods -- do not let them be heard on your lips.

Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.

The {Israelites} will pay attention to the Sabbath [in order] to fulfill the Sabbath throughout their generations [as] a lasting covenant.

Then he told the two of them: "Pay attention to what I have to say! When there is a prophet among you, won't I, the LORD, reveal myself to him in a vision? Won't I speak with him in a dream?

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the community together in front of the rock. "Pay attention, you rebels!" Moses told them. "Are we to bring you water from this rock?"

Balaam proclaimed his poem: Balak, get up and listen; son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!

I furthermore admonished your judges at that time that they should pay attention to issues among your fellow citizens and judge fairly, whether between one citizen and another or a citizen and a resident foreigner.

When you returned, you wept before the Lord, but He didn't listen to your requests or pay attention to you.

Now, Israel, pay attention to the statutes and ordinances I am about to teach you, so that you might live and go on to enter and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.

You go near so that you can hear everything the Lord our God is saying and then you can tell us whatever he says to you; then we will pay attention and do it."

Pay attention, Israel, and be careful to do this so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in number -- as the Lord, God of your ancestors, said to you, you will have a land flowing with milk and honey.

"If you pay attention to these laws and obey them, then the LORD your God will continue his covenant of gracious love with you that he promised with an oath to your ancestors.

Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; you must not {pay attention to} the stubbornness of this people, to their wickedness and to their sin,

Now pay attention to all the commandments I am giving you today, so that you may be strong enough to enter and possess the land where you are headed,

"If a man has a stubborn son who does not obey his parents, and although they try to discipline him, he still refuses to pay attention to them,

Then Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: "Pay attention to all the commandments I am giving you today.

Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel: "Be quiet and pay attention, Israel. Today you have become the people of the Lord your God.

Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak; listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.

He commanded them: "Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.

Listen, kings! Pay attention, princes! I will sing to the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.

You who ride on light-colored female donkeys, who sit on saddle blankets, you who walk on the road, pay attention!

The Lord's messenger told Manoah, "Your wife should pay attention to everything I told her.

As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, "Don't be afraid. You've given birth to a son!" But she did not respond, and did not pay attention.

Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost that was at Geba and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul alerted all the land saying, "Let the Hebrews pay attention!"

David said to Saul, "Why do you pay attention when men say, 'David is seeking to do you harm'?

Please, your majesty, don't pay attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he's just like his name. Nabal is his name and folly is his constant companion. But I, your servant, didn't see your majesty's young men whom you sent.

{And it shall be} that when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then pay attention, for then Yahweh has gone out before you to strike down the army of [the] Philistines."

Mephibosheth bowed low again and asked, "Who am I, your servant, that you would pay attention to a dead dog like me?"

Now please pay attention closely! My whole family is attacking your humble servant! They're saying, "Turn over the one who attacked his brother and we'll put him to death in retribution for his brother, whose life he took. That way, we'll kill the heir also!' They're going to extinguish the only light left in my family, leaving my late husband neither an ongoing name nor a survivor on the face of the earth!"

So the king told Ziba, "Pay attention! Everything that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!" In response Ziba said, "I'm submitting to you. Let me find favor in your sight, your majesty the king!"

and so that the LORD may fulfill his promise that he spoke about me when he said, "If your sons pay attention to how they live by walking truthfully in my presence with all their heart and with all their soul, you will never lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

"Pay attention now! You have with you Gera's son Shimei the descendant of Benjamin from Bahurim. He cursed me violently that day when I had to leave for Mahanaim. When he visited me at the Jordan River, I made an oath to the LORD and told him, "I won't execute you with a sword.'

Pay attention to the prayer of your servant and to his request, LORD my God, and listen to the cry and prayer that your servant is praying in your presence today.

"Pay attention! I'm going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's control and give you ten tribes. I'll leave him one tribe for the sake of my servant David and one tribe for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I chose from all of the tribes of Israel.

He cursed the altar in this message from the LORD: "Hey altar! Hey altar! This is what the LORD says: "Pay attention to this! A son is going to be born in David's dynasty. His name will be Josiah. He will sacrifice the priests who burn incense on you in these high places. Human bones will be burned on you!'"

But Elijah answered, "I've found you because you sold yourself to do what the LORD considers to be evil! Now pay attention! I'm going to send evil in your direction! I will completely sweep you away and eliminate from Ahab every male, whether indentured servant or free, throughout Israel.

But Elisha responded, "As the LORD of the Heavenly Armies lives, in whose presence I stand, I would never pay attention to you or even look in your direction were it not for my continuous respect for the presence of King Jehoshaphat of Judah.

But they did not pay attention and were as stubborn as their ancestors, who had not trusted the Lord their God.

This happened because they did not obey the Lord their God and broke his agreement with them. They did not pay attention to and obey all that Moses, the Lord's servant, had commanded.

Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to the message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God!

Pay attention to the prayer of your servant and to his request, LORD my God, and listen to the cry and prayer that your servant is praying in your presence.

"Pay attention, everyone in Judah, in Jerusalem, and you, too, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says to you: "Stop being afraid, and stop being discouraged because of this vast invasion force, because the battle doesn't belong to you, but to God.

Tomorrow you are to go down to attack them. Pay attention, now they'll be coming up near the ascent of Ziz. You'll find them at the end of the valley that looks out over the Jeruel wilderness.

The Lord sent prophets among them to lead them back to him. They warned the people, but they would not pay attention.

"Pay attention to me, you descendants of Levi! Consecrate yourselves and the Temple of the LORD God of your ancestors by taking out from the Holy Place whatever is unclean. Our ancestors have been unfaithful. They practiced what the LORD considers to be evil, abandoned him, turned their faces away from the place where the LORD resides, and turned their backs to him.

"This is what the LORD God of Israel says: "Tell the man who sent you to me, "This is what the LORD says: "Pay attention! I'm bringing evil to visit this place and its inhabitants every single curse written in the book that they've been reading to the King of Judah.

"What is mankind that you make so much of them, and that you pay attention to them?

For ask the previous generation, and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,

If I summoned [Him] and He answered me, I do not believe He would pay attention to what I said.

"Now listen to my dispute! Pay attention to my arguments.

Pay attention to what I have to say and listen to my testimony with your own ears."

Will you pay attention and keep to the old way that wicked men trod [in Noah's time],

Would He prosecute me forcefully? No, He will certainly pay attention to me.

"From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.

But now, Job, pay attention to my speech, and listen to all my words.

Pay attention, Job, and listen to me. Be quiet, and I will speak.

"Listen to what I have to say, you wise men! Pay attention to me, you educated people!

If you have understanding, listen to this! Pay attention to what I have to say:

because they turned aside from following him, and wouldn't pay attention to any of his ways,

But now, because God's anger does not punish and He does not pay attention to transgression,

"Pay attention to this, Job! Stand still, and consider the wondrous attributes of God.

You said, 'Pay attention, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.'

Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You.

what is man that you take notice of him, or the son of man that you pay attention to him?

He says to himself, "God overlooks it; he does not pay attention; he never notices."

Because they do not pay attention to the works of Jehovah and to the work of His hands, He shall destroy them and never build them up.

Hear my prayer, LORD, pay attention to my cry, and do not ignore my tears. I am an alien in your presence, a stranger just like my ancestors were.

I am oppressed and needy! May the Lord pay attention to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O my God, do not delay!

Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider: forget your people and your father's house,

Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, all you who live in the world,

Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!

God, listen to my prayer, and pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

Without any fault on my part, they rush together and prepare themselves. Get up! Come help me! Pay attention!

Pay attention to your covenant, for the dark regions of the earth are full of violence.

For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph. I will cry out to God and call for help! I will cry out to God and he will pay attention to me.

A well-written song by Asaph. Pay attention, my people, to my instruction! Listen to the words I speak!

For the music director; according to the shushan-eduth style; a psalm of Asaph. O shepherd of Israel, pay attention, you who lead Joseph like a flock of sheep! You who sit enthroned above the winged angels, reveal your splendor!

Please return, O God [of] hosts. Observe from heaven and see, and pay attention to this vine,

O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for mercy!

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