'Hear' in the Bible
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah! Listen to me! You wives of Lamech, hear my words! I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for hurting me.
"I do not know who has done this thing," Abimelech replied. "Moreover, you did not tell me. I did not hear about it until today."
Then he said to them, "If you agree that I may bury my dead, then hear me out. Ask Ephron the son of Zohar
"No, my lord! Hear me out. I sell you both the field and the cave that is in it. In the presence of my people I sell it to you. Bury your dead."
and said to Ephron in their hearing, "Hear me, if you will. I pay to you the price of the field. Take it from me so that I may bury my dead there."
"Hear me, my lord. The land is worth 400 pieces of silver, but what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."
He then said, "Look, I hear that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy grain for us so that we may live and not die."
The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will seize the inhabitants of Philistia.
The Lord said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and so that they will always believe in you." And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
If you afflict them in any way and they cry to me, I will surely hear their cry,
for it is his only covering -- it is his garment for his body. What else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am gracious.
Moses said, "It is not the sound of those who shout for victory, nor is it the sound of those who cry because they are overcome, but the sound of singing I hear."
So Moses said to them, "Remain here and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you."
The Lord said, "Hear now my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known to him in a vision; I will speak with him in a dream.
Moses said to the Lord, "When the Egyptians hear it -- for you brought up this people by your power from among them --
Balaam uttered his oracle, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear; Listen to me, son of Zippor:
They must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing.
This very day I will begin to fill all the people of the earth with dread and to terrify them when they hear about you. They will shiver and shake in anticipation of your approach."
There you will worship gods made by human hands -- wood and stone that can neither see, hear, eat, nor smell.
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."
Thus all Israel will hear and be afraid; no longer will they continue to do evil like this among you.
Suppose you should hear in one of your cities, which the Lord your God is giving you as a place to live, that
When it is reported to you and you hear about it, you must investigate carefully. If it is indeed true that such a disgraceful thing is being done in Israel,
Then all the people will hear and be afraid, and not be so presumptuous again.
This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: "Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die."
The rest of the people will hear and become afraid to keep doing such evil among you.
Then all the men of his city must stone him to death. In this way you will purge out wickedness from among you, and all Israel will hear about it and be afraid.
If controversy arises between people, they should go to court for judgment. When the judges hear the case, they shall exonerate the innocent but condemn the guilty.
Gather the people -- men, women, and children, as well as the resident foreigners in your villages -- so they may hear and thus learn about and fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the words of this law.
Then their children, who have not known this law, will also hear about and learn to fear the Lord your God for as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."
Listen, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
When you hear the signal from the ram's horn, have the whole army give a loud battle cry. Then the city wall will collapse and the warriors should charge straight ahead."
When the Canaanites and all who live in the land hear about this, they will turn against us and destroy the very memory of us from the earth. What will you do to protect your great reputation?"
Hear, O kings! Pay attention, O rulers! I will sing to the Lord! I will sing to the Lord God of Israel!
Hear the sound of those who divide the sheep among the watering places; there they tell of the Lord's victorious deeds, the victorious deeds of his warriors in Israel. Then the Lord's people went down to the city gates --
But if you cannot solve it, you will give me thirty linen robes and thirty sets of clothes." They said to him, "Let us hear your riddle."
He said to them, "Why do you behave in this way? For I hear about these evil things from all these people.
This ought not to be, my sons! For the report that I hear circulating among the Lord's people is not good.
Samuel replied, "If that is the case, then what is this sound of sheep in my ears and the sound of cattle that I hear?"
Samuel replied, "How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me!" But the Lord said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.'
Now I hear that they are shearing sheep for you. When your shepherds were with us, we neither insulted them nor harmed them the whole time they were in Carmel.
When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the trees, act decisively. For at that moment the Lord is going before you to strike down the army of the Philistines."
Then Absalom sent spies through all the tribes of Israel who said, "When you hear the sound of the horn, you may assume that Absalom rules in Hebron."
Zadok and Abiathar the priests will be there with you. Everything you hear in the king's palace you must tell Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
Furthermore, their two sons are there with them, Zadok's son Ahimaaz and Abiathar's son Jonathan. You must send them to me with any information you hear."
Ahithophel replied to Absalom, "Have sex with your father's concubines whom he left to care for the palace. All Israel will hear that you have made yourself repulsive to your father. Then your followers will be motivated to support you."
But Absalom said, "Call for Hushai the Arkite, and let's hear what he has to say."
I am presently eighty years old. Am I able to discern good and bad? Can I taste what I eat and drink? Am I still able to hear the voices of male and female singers? Why should I continue to be a burden to my lord the king?
Foreigners are powerless before me; when they hear of my exploits, they submit to me.
Then Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anointed him king in Gihon. They went up from there rejoicing, and the city is in an uproar. That is the sound you hear.
People from all nations came to hear Solomon's display of wisdom; they came from all the kings of the earth who heard about his wisdom.
Respond to the request of your servant and your people Israel for this place. Hear from inside your heavenly dwelling place and respond favorably.
When they hear about your great reputation and your ability to accomplish mighty deeds, they will come and direct their prayers toward this temple.
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.
Your attendants, who stand before you at all times and hear your wise sayings, are truly happy!
Micaiah said, "That being the case, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, with all the heavenly assembly standing on his right and on his left.
Elisha replied, "Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord says, 'About this time tomorrow a seah of finely milled flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.'"
The Lord had caused the Syrian camp to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a large army. Then they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has paid the kings of the Hittites and Egypt to attack us!"
So they went and called out to the gatekeepers of the city. They told them, "We entered the Syrian camp and there was no one there. We didn't even hear a man's voice. But the horses and donkeys are still tied up, and the tents remain up."
Perhaps the Lord your God will hear all these things the chief adviser has spoken on behalf of his master, the king of Assyria, who sent him to taunt the living God. When the Lord your God hears, perhaps he will punish him for the things he has said. So pray for this remnant that remains.'"
Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to the message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God!
So this is what the Lord God of Israel says, 'I am about to bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah. The news will reverberate in the ears of those who hear about it.
When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the trees, then attack. For at that moment the Lord is going before you to strike down the army of the Philistines."
Respond to the requests of your servant and your people Israel for this place. Hear from your heavenly dwelling place and respond favorably and forgive.
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom surpasses what was reported to me.
Your attendants, who stand before you at all times and hear your wise sayings, are truly happy!
Micaiah said, "That being the case, hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, with all the heavenly assembly standing on his right and on his left.
If disaster comes on us in the form of military attack, judgment, plague, or famine, we will stand in front of this temple before you, for you are present in this temple. We will cry out to you for help in our distress, so that you will hear and deliver us.'
may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed against you -- both I myself and my family have sinned.
Hear, O our God, for we are despised! Return their reproach on their own head! Reduce them to plunder in a land of exile!
Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, gather there with us. Our God will fight for us!"
You have also established prophets to announce in Jerusalem on your behalf, 'We have a king in Judah!' Now the king is going to hear about these rumors. So come on! Let's talk about this."
So he read it before the plaza in front of the Water Gate from dawn till noon before the men and women and those children who could understand. All the people were eager to hear the book of the law.
Should we then in your case hear that you do all this great evil, thereby being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign wives?"
There the prisoners relax together; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.
It stands still, but I cannot recognize its appearance; an image is before my eyes, and I hear a murmuring voice:
Look, we have investigated this, so it is true. Hear it, and apply it for your own good."
When I hear a reproof that dishonors me, then my understanding prompts me to answer.
You will pray to him and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows to him.
Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways! How faint is the whisper we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?"
"If only I had someone to hear me! Here is my signature -- let the Almighty answer me! If only I had an indictment that my accuser had written.
"But now, O Job, listen to my words, and hear everything I have to say!
"Listen to my words, you wise men; hear me, you learned men.
"If you have understanding, listen to this, hear what I have to say.
Surely it is an empty cry -- God does not hear it; the Almighty does not take notice of it.
It scorns the tumult in the town; it does not hear the shouts of a driver.
Lord, in the morning you will hear me; in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer.
I call to you for you will answer me, O God. Listen to me! Hear what I say!
When they hear of my exploits, they submit to me. Foreigners are powerless before me;
Hear me, O Lord, when I cry out! Have mercy on me and answer me!
Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy temple!
Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me! O Lord, deliver me!"
For I hear what so many are saying, the terrifying news that comes from every direction. When they plot together against me, they figure out how they can take my life.
I will boast in the Lord; let the oppressed hear and rejoice!
But I am like a deaf man -- I hear nothing; I am like a mute who cannot speak.
I am like a man who cannot hear and is incapable of arguing his defense.
Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cry for help! Do not ignore my sobbing! For I am dependent on you, like one residing outside his native land; I am at your mercy, just as all my ancestors were.
During the evening, morning, and noontime I will lament and moan, and he will hear me.
God, the one who has reigned as king from long ago, will hear and humiliate them. (Selah) They refuse to change, and do not fear God.
Their venom is like that of a snake, like a deaf serpent that does not hear,
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