'Hearing' in the Bible
I charged your judges at that time, "When you hold a hearing between brothers, judge fairly between a man and his brother or between foreigners.
When you hold a hearing, don't be partial in judgment toward the least important or toward the great. Never fear men, because judgment belongs to God. If the matter is difficult for you, bring it to me for a hearing.'
Gather together the leaders of your tribes and your foremen so I can speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and the earth as witnesses against them,
"Why are you doing these things that I'm hearing about?" he asked his sons, "These reports about your evil deeds are coming from all these people!
No, my sons, I'm not hearing good news being circulated by the LORD's people.
On hearing this, David grabbed his clothes and tore them, as did all the men who were attending to him.
Then he would get up early, stand near the passageway to the palace gate, and when anyone arrived to file a legal complaint for a hearing before the king, Absalom would call to him and ask, "You're from what city?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of Israel's tribes,"
By doing all of this to anyone who came to the king for a hearing, Absalom stole the loyalty of the men of Israel.
Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him in Gihon, and they just left from there rejoicing, and that's why the city is all in an uproar. That's the noise that you've been hearing!
After hearing this, the king of Israel rode back to his palace in Samaria, frustrated and in a foul mood.
At this, Hilkiah's son Eliakim, Shebnah, and Joah asked Rab-shakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, because we understand it, but don't speak the language of Judah to us within the hearing of the people who are on the wall."
So on the first day of the seventh month, Ezra the priest brought out the Law before the assembled people. Both men and women were in attendance, as well as all who could understand what they were hearing.
"Who will grant me a hearing? Here's my signature let the Almighty answer! Since my adversary indicted me,
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him, hearing their cry and saving them.
Everything is wearisome, more than man is able to express. The eye is never satisfied by seeing, nor the ear by hearing.
"Go!" he responded. "Tell this people: ""Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'
"Nevertheless, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has revealed himself to my hearing: ""Surely because of you this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die,' says the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies."
The one who walks righteously and has spoken sincere words, who rejects gain from extortion and waves his hand, rejecting bribes, who blocks his ears from hearing plots of murder and shuts his eyes against seeing evil
"The children who are grieving at present will yet say in your hearing, "This place is too crowded for me; make room for me, so I may have a place to live.'
But please listen to what I'm saying in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people.
The wheels whose sound I was hearing were called "the whirling wheels".
Hearing the voices of the king and his officials, the queen entered the banquet hall. "Your majesty, live forever," the queen said. "Don't be frightened by your thoughts or allow your facial expression to show it.
"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.
"Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and never puts them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
for this people's heart has become dull, and their ears are hard of hearing. They have shut their eyes so that they might not see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'
At that time Herod the tetrarch, hearing about the fame of Jesus,
Jerusalem, Idumea, from across the Jordan, and from the region around Tyre and Sidon followed him. They came to him because they kept hearing about everything he was doing.
He went on to say to them, "Pay attention to what you're hearing! You will be evaluated by the same standard with which you do your evaluating, and still more will be given to you,
The man's hearing and speech were restored at once, and he began to talk normally.
Herod said, "I beheaded John. But who is this man I'm hearing so much about?" So Herod kept trying to see Jesus.
"Surely our Law does not condemn a person without first hearing from him and finding out what he is doing, does it?"
Then Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me."
The one who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words. The words that you're hearing me say are not mine, but come from the Father who sent me.
He has been exalted to the right hand of God, has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, and has caused you to experience what you are seeing and hearing.
The crowds, hearing his message and seeing the signs that he was doing, paid close attention to what was said by Philip.
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
The only thing they kept hearing was this: "The man who used to persecute us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy!"