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Theasaurus: Deafness

30 Bible Verses about Deafness

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 4:11

Yahweh said to him, “Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh?

Psalm 94:9

Can the One who shaped the ear not hear,
the One who formed the eye not see?

Luke 1:20

Now listen! You will become silent and unable to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”

Mark 9:25

When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly coming together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!”

Luke 7:22

He replied to them, “Go and report to John the things you have seen and heard: The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.

Mark 7:32-37

They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him. So He took him away from the crowd privately. After putting His fingers in the man’s ears and spitting, He touched his tongue. Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”). read more.
Immediately his ears were opened, his speech difficulty was removed, and he began to speak clearly. Then He ordered them to tell no one, but the more He would order them, the more they would proclaim it. They were extremely astonished and said, “He has done everything well! He even makes deaf people hear, and people unable to speak, talk!”

Luke 22:49-51

When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they asked, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?” Then one of them struck the high priest’s slave and cut off his right ear. But Jesus responded, “No more of this!” And touching his ear, He healed him.

Psalm 28:1

Davidic.Lord, I call to You;
my rock, do not be deaf to me.
If You remain silent to me,
I will be like those going down to the Pit.

Psalm 38:13

I am like a deaf person; I do not hear.
I am like a speechless person
who does not open his mouth.

Jeremiah 6:10

Who can I speak to and give such a warning
that they will listen?
Look, their ear is uncircumcised,
so they cannot pay attention.
See, the word of the Lord has become contemptible to them—
they find no pleasure in it.

Isaiah 42:19-20

Who is blind but My servant,
or deaf like My messenger I am sending?
Who is blind like My dedicated one,
or blind like the servant of the Lord? Though seeing many things, you do not obey.
Though his ears are open, he does not listen.”

Micah 7:16

Nations will see and be ashamed
of all their power.
They will put their hands over their mouths,
and their ears will become deaf.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.

Matthew 13:15

For this people’s heart has grown callous;
their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn back—
and I would cure them.

Mark 4:9-12

Then He said, “Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!” When He was alone with the Twelve, those who were around Him asked Him about the parables. He answered them, “The secretof the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those outside, everything comes in parablesread more.
so thatthey may look and look,
yet not perceive;
they may listen and listen,
yet not understand;
otherwise, they might turn back—
and be forgiven.

Acts 28:26-27

when He said,Go to these people and say:
You will listen and listen,
yet never understand;
and you will look and look,
yet never perceive. For the hearts of these people
have grown callous,
their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their heart,
and be converted,
and I would heal them.

Psalm 115:6

They have ears but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.

Daniel 5:23

Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.

Revelation 9:20

The rest of the people, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands to stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which are not able to see, hear, or walk.

Isaiah 29:18

On that day the deaf will hear
the words of a document,
and out of a deep darkness
the eyes of the blind will see.

Isaiah 42:18

“Listen, you deaf!
Look, you blind, so that you may see.

From Thematic Bible


Deafness » Spiritual

Isaiah 6:10

Dull the minds of these people;
deafen their ears and blind their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their minds,
turn back, and be healed.

Jeremiah 6:10

Who can I speak to and give such a warning
that they will listen?
Look, their ear is uncircumcised,
so they cannot pay attention.
See, the word of the Lord has become contemptible to them—
they find no pleasure in it.

Ezekiel 12:2

“Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.

More verses: Matthew 13:15 Acts 28:26

Deafness » Natural

Ecclesiastes 12:4

the doors at the street are shut
while the sound of the mill fades;
when one rises at the sound of a bird,
and all the daughters of song grow faint.

2 Samuel 19:35

I’m now 80 years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or drinks? Can I still hear the voice of male and female singers? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?

Mark 7:32

They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him.

More verses: Mark 9:25

Deafness » Figurative » Of moral insensibility

Isaiah 6:10

Dull the minds of these people;
deafen their ears and blind their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their minds,
turn back, and be healed.

John 12:40

He has blindedtheir eyes
and hardened their hearts,
so that they would not see with their eyes
or understand with their hearts,
and be converted,
and I would heal them.

Ezekiel 12:2

“Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.

Matthew 13:15

For this people’s heart has grown callous;
their ears are hard of hearing,
and they have shut their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn back—
and I would cure them.

Isaiah 29:18

On that day the deaf will hear
the words of a document,
and out of a deep darkness
the eyes of the blind will see.

More verses: Isaiah 35:5 Acts 28:26-27

Deafness » Miraculous cure of

Mark 7:32

They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him.

Mark 9:25

When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly coming together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!”

Deafness » Law concerning

Deafness » Inflicted by God

Exodus 4:11

Yahweh said to him, “Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh?

Diseases » Mentioned in scripture » Deafness

Mark 7:32

They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him.

Psalm 38:13

I am like a deaf person; I do not hear.
I am like a speechless person
who does not open his mouth.

Spiritual » Crowns » Deafness

Isaiah 6:10

Dull the minds of these people;
deafen their ears and blind their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their minds,
turn back, and be healed.

Jeremiah 6:10

Who can I speak to and give such a warning
that they will listen?
Look, their ear is uncircumcised,
so they cannot pay attention.
See, the word of the Lord has become contemptible to them—
they find no pleasure in it.

Ezekiel 12:2

“Son of man, you are living among a rebellious house. They have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious house.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.

More verses: Matthew 13:15 Acts 28:26

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