'Pay Attention' in the Bible
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.
He said, "If you will diligently obey the Lord your God, and do what is right in his sight, and pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, then all the diseases that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I, the Lord, am your healer."
"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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Hear, O kings! Pay attention, O rulers! I will sing to the Lord! I will sing 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.
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'?
My lord should not pay attention to this wicked man Nabal. He simply lives up to his name! His name means 'fool,' and he is indeed foolish! But I, your servant, did not see the servants my lord sent.
Elisha said, "As certainly as the Lord who rules over all lives (whom I serve), if I did not respect King Jehoshaphat of Judah, I would not pay attention to you or acknowledge you.
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!
He said: "Pay attention, all you people of Judah, residents of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says to you: 'Don't be afraid and don't panic because of this huge army! For the battle is not yours, but God's.
The Lord sent prophets among them to lead them back to him. They warned the people, but they would not pay attention.
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, and that you pay attention to them?
"For inquire now of the former generation, and pay attention to the findings of their ancestors;
Would he contend with me with great power? No, he would only pay attention to me.
Pay attention, Job -- listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.
"Pay attention to this, Job! Stand still and consider the wonders God works.
You said, 'Pay attention, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.'
Pay attention to my cry for help, my king and my God, for I am praying to you!
Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them,
He says to himself, "God overlooks it; he does not pay attention; he never notices."
A prayer of David. Lord, consider my just cause! Pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to the prayer I sincerely offer!
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, O princess! Observe and pay attention! Forget your homeland and your family!
For the music director, a psalm by the Korahites. Listen to this, all you nations! Pay attention, all you inhabitants of the world!
Pay attention, all you people, both rich and poor!
O God, listen to my prayer! Pay attention to what I say!
Pay attention to me and answer me! I am so upset and distressed, I am beside myself,
For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David. O God, hear my cry for help! Pay attention to my prayer!
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!
O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
Listen to my prayer! Pay attention to my cry for help!
The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament before the Lord. O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my cry for help!
Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people! Pay attention to me, when you deliver,
O Lord, listen to me! Pay attention to my plea for mercy!
I say to the Lord, "You are my God." O Lord, pay attention to my plea for mercy!
A psalm of David. O Lord, I cry out to you. Come quickly to me! Pay attention to me when I cry out to you!
A psalm of David. O Lord, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for help! Because of your faithfulness and justice, answer me!
Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.
My child, pay attention to my words; listen attentively to my sayings.
So now, sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words I speak.
Also, do not pay attention to everything that people say; otherwise, you might even hear your servant cursing you.
Listen, O heavens, pay attention, O earth! For the Lord speaks: "I raised children, I brought them up, but they have rebelled against me!
Listen to the Lord's word, you leaders of Sodom! Pay attention to our God's rebuke, people of Gomorrah!
So Isaiah replied, "Pay attention, family of David. Do you consider it too insignificant to try the patience of men? Is that why you are also trying the patience of my God?
You will be broken, O nations; you will be shattered! Pay attention, all you distant lands of the earth! Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered! Get ready for battle, and you will be shattered!
Shout out, daughter of Gallim! Pay attention, Laishah! Answer her, Anathoth!
Pay attention and listen to my message! Be attentive and listen to what I have to say!
You complacent women, get up and listen to me! You carefree daughters, pay attention to what I say!
Come near, you nations, and listen! Pay attention, you people! The earth and everything it contains must listen, the world and everything that lives in it.
Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to this entire message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God!
I will do this so people will observe and recognize, so they will pay attention and understand that the Lord's power has accomplished this, and that the Holy One of Israel has brought it into being."
Who among you will pay attention to this? Who will listen attentively in the future?
Listen to me, you coastlands! Pay attention, you people who live far away! The Lord summoned me from birth; he commissioned me when my mother brought me into the world.
Pay attention to me, my people! Listen to me, my people! For I will issue a decree, I will make my justice a light to the nations.
Pay attention and come to me! Listen, so you can live! Then I will make an unconditional covenantal promise to you, just like the reliable covenantal promises I made to David.
They lament, 'Why don't you notice when we fast? Why don't you pay attention when we humble ourselves?' Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, you oppress your workers.
The Lord said, "I appointed prophets as watchmen to warn you, saying: 'Pay attention to the warning sound of the trumpet!'" But they said, "We will not pay attention!"
But your ancestors did not listen to me nor pay attention to me. They became obstinate and were more wicked than even their own forefathers.'"
The Lord says, "These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. Indeed, they do one evil thing after another and do not pay attention to me.
They do one act of violence after another, and one deceitful thing after another. They refuse to pay attention to me," says the Lord.
Then I said to the people of Judah, "Listen and pay attention! Do not be arrogant! For the Lord has spoken.
But if you will not pay attention to this warning, I will weep alone because of your arrogant pride. I will weep bitterly and my eyes will overflow with tears because you, the Lord's flock, will be carried into exile."
Your ancestors, however, did not listen to me or pay any attention to me. They stubbornly refused to pay attention or to respond to any discipline.'
Then some people said, "Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God's word. Come on! Let's bring charges against him and get rid of him! Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says."
Then I said, "Lord, pay attention to me. Listen to what my enemies are saying.
Maybe they will pay attention and each of them will stop living the evil way they do. If they do that, then I will forgo destroying them as I had intended to do because of the wicked things they have been doing.
You must pay attention to the exhortations of my servants the prophets. I have sent them to you over and over again. But you have not paid any attention to them.
So pay attention to what I, the Lord, have said, all you exiles whom I have sent to Babylon from Jerusalem.'
"Announce the news among the nations! Proclaim it! Signal for people to pay attention! Declare the news! Do not hide it! Say: 'Babylon will be captured. Bel will be put to shame. Marduk will be dismayed. Babylon's idols will be put to shame. Her disgusting images will be dismayed.
Go to the exiles, to your fellow countrymen, and speak to them -- say to them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says,' whether they pay attention or not."
When they ask you, 'Why are you groaning?' you will reply, 'Because of the report that has come. Every heart will melt with fear and every hand will be limp; everyone will faint and every knee will be wet with urine.' Pay attention -- it is coming and it will happen, declares the sovereign Lord."
The man said to me, "Son of man, watch closely, listen carefully, and pay attention to everything I show you, for you have been brought here so that I can show it to you. Tell the house of Israel everything you see."
The Lord said to me: "Son of man, pay attention, watch closely and listen carefully to everything I tell you concerning all the statutes of the Lord's house and all its laws. Pay attention to the entrances to the temple with all the exits of the sanctuary.
O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, pay attention, and act! Don't delay, for your own sake, O my God! For your city and your people are called by your name."
Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen closely, O king! For judgment is about to overtake you! For you were like a trap to Mizpah, like a net spread out to catch Tabor.
Listen to this, you elders; pay attention, all inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your whole life or in the lifetime of your ancestors?
Listen, all you nations! Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth! The sovereign Lord will testify against you; the Lord will accuse you from his majestic palace.
"Look at the nations and pay attention! You will be shocked and amazed! For I will do something in your lifetime that you will not believe even though you are forewarned.
"But they refused to pay attention, turning away stubbornly and stopping their ears so they could not hear.
"I hate divorce," says the Lord God of Israel, "and the one who is guilty of violence," says the Lord who rules over all. "Pay attention to your conscience, and do not be unfaithful."
Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they teach.
"Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to have you all, to sift you like wheat,
And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage,
and not pay attention to Jewish myths and commands of people who reject the truth.
do you pay attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, "You sit here in a good place," and to the poor person, "You stand over there," or "Sit on the floor"?
Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
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