'Listen' in the Bible
Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has spoken: "I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me.
Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the instruction of our God, you people of Gomorrah!
When you lift up your hands [in prayer], I will refuse to look at you; even if you offer countless prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.
He said, "Go and tell these people: 'Listen continually, but don't understand! Look continually, but don't perceive!'
Make the heart of this people insensitive, and make its ears unresponsive, and shut its eyes so that it may not look with its eyes and listen with its ears and comprehend [with] its mind and turn back, and it may be healed [for] him."
Isaiah said, "Listen, house of David! Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men? Will you also try the patience of my God?
"Band together, you nations, but be shattered! Listen, all you distant countries! Strap on your armor, but be shattered.
Cry aloud, daughter of Gallim! Listen, Laishah! Anathoth is miserable.
Listen, a tumult on the mountains, like that of a mighty people! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations being gathered together! The Lord of Hosts is mobilizing an army for war.
All you inhabitants of the world and you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet sounds, listen!
The Lord will strike Egypt, striking and then healing them. They will turn to the Lord and he will listen to their prayers and heal them.
And when he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, and a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently, very diligently.
He had said to them: "This is the place of rest, let the weary rest; this is the place of repose." But they would not listen.
Therefore, listen to the Lord's word, you who mock, you rulers of these people who reside in Jerusalem!
Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say.
For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the LORD;
Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen.
Stand up, you complacent women; listen to me. Pay attention to what I say, you overconfident daughters.
Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets; the messengers of peace weep bitterly.
You who are far away, listen to what I have done! You who are close by, recognize my strength!"
You nations, come here and listen; you peoples, pay attention! Let the earth hear, and all that fills it, the world and all that comes from it.
Then the Rabshakeh stood and called out loudly in Hebrew: Listen to the words of the great king, the king of Assyria!
Don't listen to Hezekiah. For the king of Assyria says: "Make peace with me and surrender to me; then every one of you will eat from his own vine and his own fig tree and drink water from his own cistern
Listen closely, Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, Lord, and see; hear all the words that Sennacherib has sent to mock the living God.
Then Isaiah told Hezekiah, "Listen to this message from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies:
"Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment.
"Listen, you deaf! Look, you blind, so that you may see.
Though seeing many things, you do not obey. Though [his] ears are open, he does not listen."
Who among you will pay attention to this? Let him listen and obey in the future.
Who gave Jacob to the robber, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the Lord? Have we not sinned against Him? They were not willing to walk in His ways, and they would not listen to His instruction.
All nations gather together, the peoples assemble. Who among them announced this? Who predicted earlier events for us? Let them produce their witnesses to testify they were right; let them listen and affirm, 'It is true.'
"And now listen, Jacob My servant, Israel whom I have chosen.
"Listen to Me, house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.
Listen to me, you hardhearted, far removed from justice:
So now, listen to this, O one who lives so lavishly, who lives securely, who says to herself, 'I am unique! No one can compare to me! I will never have to live as a widow; I will never lose my children.'
"Listen to this, house of Jacob- those who are called by the name Israel and have descended from Judah, who swear by the name of the Lord and declare the God of Israel, [but] not in truth or righteousness.
"Listen to Me, Jacob, and Israel, the one called by Me: I am He; I am the first, I am also the last.
All of you, assemble and listen! Who among the idols has declared these things? The Lord loves him; he will accomplish His will against Babylon, and His arm [will be against] the Chaldeans.
Approach Me and listen to this. From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time anything existed, I was there." And now the Lord God has sent me and His Spirit.
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of those who are instructed to know how to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens [Me] each morning; He awakens My ear to listen like those being instructed.
Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the quarry from which you were dug.
Pay attention to Me, My people, and listen to Me, My nation; for instruction will come from Me, and My justice for a light to the nations. I will bring it about quickly.
Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My instruction: do not fear disgrace by men, and do not be shattered by their taunts.
So listen to this, afflicted and drunken one-but not with wine.
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, together they sing for joy; for they will see in plain sight the return of the LORD to Zion with compassion.
Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].
Why do you spend money on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.
Pay attention and come to Me; listen, so that you will live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the promises assured to David.
But your iniquities have built barriers between you and your God, and your sins have made Him hide [His] face from you so that He does not listen.
I'll consign you to the sword, and all of you will bend down for the slaughter because when I called, you didn't answer, when I spoke, you didn't listen; but you did what was evil in my sight, and chose what I took no pleasure in."
Therefore I, too, will choose harsh treatment for them, and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered; when I spoke, they didn't listen; but they did what I consider to be evil, and chose what doesn't please me."
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