'Heed' in the Bible
Lamech said to his wives,“Adah and Zillah,Listen to my voice,You wives of Lamech,Give heed to my speech,For I have killed a man for wounding me;And a boy for striking me;
The angel of the Lord said to her further,“Behold, you are with child,And you will bear a son;And you shall call his name Ishmael,Because the Lord has given heed to your affliction.
God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.
The Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
They will pay heed to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.’
“If they will not believe you or heed the witness of the first sign, they may believe the witness of the last sign.
But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”
Then he said to them, “Thus may the Lord be with you, if ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is in your mind.
And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.”
“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God.
Samuel said,“Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrificesAs in obeying the voice of the Lord?Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,And to heed than the fat of rams.
Now therefore, O Lord, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David my father that which You have promised him, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way to walk before Me as you have walked.’
Now therefore, O Lord, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, that which You have promised him, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way, to walk in My law as you have walked before Me.’
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,For to You I pray.
A Prayer of David.Hear a just cause, O Lord, give heed to my cry;Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
Give heed to me and answer me;I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.Hear my cry, O God;Give heed to my prayer.
But certainly God has heard;He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
They have said, “The Lord does not see,Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”
Pay heed, you senseless among the people;And when will you understand, stupid ones?
I will give heed to the blameless way.When will You come to me?I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things,And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.
“Give heed to my cry,For I am brought very low;Deliver me from my persecutors,For they are too strong for me.
“Heed instruction and be wise,And do not neglect it.
Who among you will give ear to this?Who will give heed and listen hereafter?
“O generation, heed the word of the Lord.Have I been a wilderness to Israel,Or a land of thick darkness?Why do My people say, ‘We are free to roam;We will no longer come to You’?
and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, “Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant
Listen and give heed, do not be haughty,For the Lord has spoken.
Thus says the Lord, “Take heed for yourselves, and do not carry any load on the sabbath day or bring anything in through the gates of Jerusalem.
Then they said, “Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words.”
Do give heed to me, O Lord,And listen to what my opponents are saying!
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have stiffened their necks so as not to heed My words.’”
“But who has stood in the council of the Lord,That he should see and hear His word?Who has given heed to His word and listened?
At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision.
They will eat, but not have enough;They will play the harlot, but not increase,Because they have stopped giving heed to the Lord.
Hear this, O priests!Give heed, O house of Israel!Listen, O house of the king!For the judgment applies to you,For you have been a snare at MizpahAnd a net spread out on Tabor.
“Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.”’ But they did not listen or give heed to Me,” declares the Lord.
But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.
For I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the Lord of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”
Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.
“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.
But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.
Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed to everything He says to you.
And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge;
Therefore take heed, so that the thing spoken of in the Prophets may not come upon you:
However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.
Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
But he *said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.”
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