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78 Bible Verses about Receptiveness

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Matthew 13:16-17

But your eyes [are] blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous [people] longed to see what you see, and did not see [it], and to hear what you hear, and did not hear [it]!

Proverbs 18:15

An intelligent {mind} will acquire knowledge, and the ear of the wise will seek knowledge.

John 19:26-27

So Jesus, seeing [his] mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, said to [his] mother, "Woman, behold your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her into his own [home].

Ruth 4:3-5

And he said to the redeemer, "Naomi, who returned from the countryside [of] Moab, is selling the tract of land which [was] for our brother Elimelech. And I thought {I would tell you} and say, '{Buy it in the presence of} those sitting and before the elders of my people,' if you want to redeem [it], redeem [it]. But if you do not want to redeem, tell me so that I may know, for there is no one except you to redeem [it], and I [am] after you." And he said, "I want to redeem [it]." And Boaz said, "On the day of your acquiring the field from the hand of Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the wife of the dead [man], [in order] to raise up [for] the name of the dead his inheritance."

Mark 9:37

"Whoever welcomes one of the young children such as these in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me, but the one who sent me."

Luke 9:48

and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For the one who is least among you all--this one is great."

Acts 2:44-45

And all who believed were in the same [place], and had everything in common. And they began selling [their] possessions and property, and distributing these [things] to all, to the degree that anyone had need.

1 Corinthians 13:6-7

[it] does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, bears all [things], believes all [things], hopes all [things], endures all [things].

Galatians 4:14

And you did not despise or disdain [what was] a trial for you in my flesh, but you welcomed me like an angel of God, like Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:3-4

But I am afraid lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds may be led astray from the sincerity and the purity of [devotion] to Christ. For if the one who comes proclaims another Jesus whom we have not proclaimed, or you receive a different spirit which you did not receive, or a different gospel which you did not accept, you put up with [it] well [enough]!

Deuteronomy 11:16

{Take care} so that your heart is not easily deceived, and you turn away, and you serve other gods, and you bow down to them.

1 Kings 11:4

It happened at the time of Solomon's old age that his wives guided his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father [had been].

Proverbs 7:21

She persuades him with the greatness of her teachings; with her smooth lips she compels him.

Proverbs 3:5-6

{Trust Yahweh} with all your heart; do not lean toward your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will straighten your paths.

Proverbs 6:20-22

My child, keep [the] commandment of your father, and do not disregard [the] instruction of your mother. Bind them on your heart continually; tie them upon your neck. {When you walk}, she will lead you, {When you lie down}, she will watch over you, and [when] you awake, she will converse [with] you.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Blessed be the person who trusts in Yahweh, and Yahweh is his trust. For he will be like a tree planted by water, and to [the] stream it sends its roots, and it will not fear when heat comes, and its leaves will be luxuriant, and in [the] year of drought it will not be anxious, and it will not cease from the bearing of fruit.

John 20:29

Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen me, have you believed? Blessed [are] those who have not seen and have believed."

2 Kings 14:26

For Yahweh saw that the misery of Israel was very bitter, whether bond or free, but there was no helper for Israel.

Psalm 103:13-14

As a father pities [his] children, [so] Yahweh pities those who fear him. For he knows our frame. He remembers that we [are] dust.

Isaiah 63:9

In all their distress, {there was no distress}, and the messenger of his {presence} saved them, in his love and compassion he himself redeemed them, and he lifted them up, and he supported them all [the] days of old.

Matthew 15:32

And Jesus summoned his disciples [and] said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with me three days already and do not have anything to eat, and I do not want to send them away hungry lest they give out on the way."

Mark 8:2-3

"I have compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with me three days already and do not have anything to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their homes they will give out on the way, and some of them have come from far away."

Exodus 3:7

And Yahweh said, "Surely I have seen the misery of my people who [are] in Egypt, and I have heard their cry of distress because of their oppressors, for I know their sufferings.

1 Kings 9:3

Yahweh said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your plea which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house which you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

2 Chronicles 7:12

Then Yahweh appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.

Psalm 6:8-9

Depart from me, all workers of evil, for Yahweh has heard the sound of my weeping. Yahweh has heard my plea; Yahweh has accepted my prayer.

Hosea 14:1-4

Return to Yahweh your God, Israel, for you have stumbled because of your sin. Take words with you, and return to Yahweh. Say to him, "Take away all guilt; accept good, and we will offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria will not save us; we will not ride on horses, and we will say no more, "Our God," to the work of our hands because in you [the] fatherless child finds mercy.read more.
I will heal their disloyalty; I will love them freely because my anger has turned back from them.

Ezekiel 18:27-28

And when the wicked turns from his wickedness that he did and he does justice and righteousness, {he will preserve his life}. And if he sees and he returns from all of his transgressions that he did, surely he will live; he will not die!

Jonah 3:10

And God saw their deeds--that they turned from their evil ways--and God changed his mind about the evil that he had said [he would] bring upon them, and he did not do [it].

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed to Yahweh and said, "O Yahweh, [was] this not {what I said} while I was in my homeland? Therefore {I originally fled} to Tarshish, because I knew that you [are] a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger {and having great steadfast love}, and one who relents concerning calamity.

Luke 18:13-14

But the tax collector, standing far away, did not want even to raise his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that one! For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

Zechariah 7:13

'Thus, just as I called and they would not hear, so they will call and I will not hear,' says Yahweh of hosts.

Jeremiah 11:11

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh, "I [am] about to bring on them disaster from which they will not be able to escape. Though they cry out to me, yet I will not listen to them.

Mark 15:34

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" (which is translated, "My God, my God, {why} have you forsaken me?")

James 1:7

For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

John 1:12-13

But as many as received him--to those who believe in his name--he gave to them authority to become children of God, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a husband, but of God.

Acts 16:14

And a certain woman {named} Lydia from the city of Thyatira, a merchant dealing in purple cloth who showed reverence for God, was listening. The Lord opened {her} heart to pay attention to what was being said by Paul.

1 Corinthians 2:12-16

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who [is] from God, in order that we may know the things freely given to us by God, [things] which we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in [words] taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual [things] to spiritual [people]. But the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to understand [them], because they are spiritually discerned.read more.
Now the spiritual [person] discerns all [things], but he himself is judged by no one. "For who has known the mind of the Lord; who has advised him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Romans 8:5

For those who are [living] according to the flesh are intent on the things of the flesh, but those [who are living] according to the Spirit [are intent on] the things of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:40

But she is happier if she remains thus, according to my opinion--and I think I have the Spirit of God.

Isaiah 50:4-5

The Lord Yahweh has given me [the] tongue of pupil, to know how to help [the] weary [with] a word. He awakens {morning by morning}, awakens an ear for me to listen as [do] the pupils. The Lord Yahweh has opened an ear for me, and I, I was not rebellious. I did not turn backwards;

Deuteronomy 4:29

But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God and will find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.