and listen to the words of my servants, the prophets, whom I've sent to you over and over but you wouldn't listen
After all, he heard the alarm sounding, but did not heed the warning, so his shed blood will remain his own responsibility. If he had heeded the warning, he would have saved himself.
"If your brother sins against you, go and confront him while the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
A fool rejects his father's instructions, but anyone who respects reproof acts sensibly.
Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.
Whether this rebellious group listens to you or not, at least they'll realize that a prophet had appeared in their midst!
You are to tell them whatever I have to say to them, whether they listen or not, since they are rebellious."
then go immediately to the exiles; that is, to your people's descendants, and tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says"' whether they listen or not."
"The elders of Israel will listen to you, and then you and they are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, "The LORD God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now, let us take a three-day journey into the desert to sacrifice to the LORD our God.'
Moses said in the presence of the LORD, "Look, I'm not a persuasive speaker, so how will Pharaoh listen to me?"
turning over your authority to him so that the entire community of Israel knows to obey him.
2 Samuel 14:16
Perhaps the king will listen and deliver his humble servant from the oppression of the man who intends to eliminate both me and my son from what God has apportioned to us!'