'Listen' in the Bible
But God said to Abraham, “Do not be concerned about the boy and your slave. Whatever Sarah says to you, listen to her, because your offspring will be traced through Isaac.
“Listen to us, lord. You are God’s chosen one among us. Bury your dead in our finest burial place. None of us will withhold from you his burial place for burying your dead.”
He said to them, “If you are willing for me to bury my dead, listen to me and ask Ephron son of Zohar on my behalf
“No, my lord. Listen to me. I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. I give it to you in the presence of my people. Bury your dead.”
and said to Ephron in the presence of the people of the land, “Please listen to me. Let me pay the price of the field. Accept it from me, and let me bury my dead there.”
“My lord, listen to me. Land worth 400 shekels of silver—what is that between you and me? Bury your dead.”
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said,
When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, “Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.
So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran,
But if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go.”
He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had:
Listen,” he went on, “I have heard there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us so that we will live and not die.”
Then they said to each other, “Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us.”
But Reuben replied: “Didn’t I tell you not to harm the boy? But you wouldn’t listen. Now we must account for his blood!”
Come together and listen, sons of Jacob;listen to your father Israel:
They will listen to what you say. Then you, along with the elders of Israel, must go to the king of Egypt and say to him: Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God.
And if they don’t believe even these two signs or listen to what you say, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the Nile will become blood on the ground.”
Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their broken spirit and hard labor.
But Moses said in the Lord’s presence: “If the Israelites will not listen to me, then how will Pharaoh listen to me, since I am such a poor speaker?”
But Moses replied in the Lord’s presence, “Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?”
Pharaoh will not listen to you, but I will put My hand on Egypt and bring the divisions of My people the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment.
However, Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had said.
But the magicians of Egypt did the same thing by their occult practices. So Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.
But when Pharaoh saw there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.
“This is the finger of God,” the magicians said to Pharaoh. But Pharaoh’s heart hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had told Moses.
The Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, so that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”
But they didn’t listen to Moses; some people left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and smelled. Therefore Moses was angry with them.
Now listen to me; I will give you some advice, and God be with you. You be the one to represent the people before God and bring their cases to Him.
Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant, you will be My own possession out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine,
“You speak to us, and we will listen,” they said to Moses, “but don’t let God speak to us, or we will die.”
For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.
Be attentive to him and listen to his voice. Do not defy him, because he will not forgive your acts of rebellion, for My name is in him.
He said:“Listen to what I say:If there is a prophet among you from the Lord,I make Myself known to him in a vision;I speak with him in a dream.
Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?”
Balaam proclaimed his poem:Balak, get up and listen;son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!
Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.
So I spoke to you, but you didn’t listen. You rebelled against the Lord’s command and defiantly went up into the hill country.
When you returned, you wept before the Lord, but He didn’t listen to your requests or pay attention to you.
“But the Lord was angry with me on account of you and would not listen to me. The Lord said to me, ‘That’s enough! Do not speak to Me again about this matter.
“Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow, so that you may live, enter, and take possession of the land Yahweh, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Israel, listen to the statutes and ordinances I am proclaiming as you hear them today. Learn and follow them carefully.
Go near and listen to everything the Lord our God says. Then you can tell us everything the Lord our God tells you; we will listen and obey.’
Listen, Israel, and be careful to follow them, so that you may prosper and multiply greatly, because Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised you a land flowing with milk and honey.
“Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.
“If you listen to and are careful to keep these ordinances, the Lord your God will keep His covenant loyalty with you, as He swore to your fathers.
“Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan to go and drive out nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities fortified to the heavens.
do not listen to that prophet’s words or to that dreamer. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul.
You must follow the Lord your God and fear Him. You must keep His commands and listen to His voice; you must worship Him and remain faithful to Him.
you must not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity, and do not spare him or shield him.
The person who acts arrogantly, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there serving the Lord your God or to the judge, must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
Though these nations you are about to drive out listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do this.
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.
I will hold accountable whoever does not listen to My words that he speaks in My name.
He is to say to them: ‘Listen, Israel: Today you are about to engage in battle with your enemies. Do not be cowardly. Do not be afraid, alarmed, or terrified because of them.
“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother and doesn’t listen to them even after they discipline him,
Yet the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but He turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.
Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, “Be silent, Israel, and listen! This day you have become the people of the Lord your God.
The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you will only move upward and never downward if you listen to the Lord your God’s commands I am giving you today and are careful to follow them.
But if your heart turns away and you do not listen and you are led astray to bow down to other gods and worship them,
Gather the people—men, women, children, and foreigners living within your gates—so that they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law.
Then their children who do not know the law will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak;listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.
Then Joshua told the Israelites, “Come closer and listen to the words of the Lord your God.”
but I would not listen to Balaam. Instead, he repeatedly blessed you, and I delivered you from his hand.
but they did not listen to their judges. Instead, they prostituted themselves with other gods, bowing down to them. They quickly turned from the way of their fathers, who had walked in obedience to the Lord’s commands. They did not do as their fathers did.
Listen, kings! Pay attention, princes!I will sing to the Lord;I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
Listen to what they say, and then you will be strengthened to go to the camp.” So he went with Purah his servant to the outpost of the troops who were in the camp.
When Gideon arrived, there was a man telling his friend about a dream. He said, “Listen, I had a dream: a loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp, struck a tent, and it fell. The loaf turned the tent upside down so that it collapsed.”
When they told Jotham, he climbed to the top of Mount Gerizim, raised his voice, and called to them:Listen to me, lords of Shechem,and may God listen to you:
Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Please let us travel through your land,’ but the king of Edom would not listen. They also sent messengers to the king of Moab, but he refused. So Israel stayed in Kadesh.
But the king of the Ammonites would not listen to Jephthah’s message that he sent him.
But the men would not listen to him, so the man seized his concubine and took her outside to them. They raped her and abused her all night until morning. At daybreak they let her go.
Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Don’t go and gather grain in another field, and don’t leave this one, but stay here close to my female servants.
If a man sins against another man, God can intercede for him, but if a man sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to their father, since the Lord intended to kill them.
But the Lord told him, “Listen to the people and everything they say to you. They have not rejected you; they have rejected Me as their king.
Listen to them, but you must solemnly warn them and tell them about the rights of the king who will rule over them.”
The people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We must have a king over us.
“Listen to them,” the Lord told Samuel. “Appoint a king for them.”Then Samuel told the men of Israel, “Each of you, go back to your city.”
Samuel told Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you as king over His people Israel. Now, listen to the words of the Lord.
Jonathan said to him, “No, you won’t die. Listen, my father doesn’t do anything, great or small, without telling me. So why would he hide this matter from me? This can’t be true.”
Saul said to his servants, “Listen, men of Benjamin: Is Jesse’s son going to give all of you fields and vineyards? Do you think he’ll make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
Then Saul said, “Listen, son of Ahitub!”“I’m at your service, my lord,” he said.
David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of people who say, ‘Look, David intends to harm you’?
She fell at his feet and said, “The guilt is mine, my lord, but please let your servant speak to you directly. Listen to the words of your servant.
Now please listen to your servant. Let me set some food in front of you. Eat and it will give you strength so you can go on your way.”
On the seventh day the baby died. But David’s servants were afraid to tell him the baby was dead. They said, “Look, while the baby was alive, we spoke to him, and he wouldn’t listen to us. So how can we tell him the baby is dead? He may do something desperate.”
But he refused to listen to her, and because he was stronger than she was, he raped her.
“No,” she cried, “sending me away is much worse than the great wrong you’ve already done to me!” But he refused to listen to her.
The king will surely listen in order to rescue his servant from the hand of this man who would eliminate both me and my son from God’s inheritance.
Absalom said to him, “Look, your claims are good and right, but the king does not have anyone to listen to you.”
a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here and let me speak with him.”
When he had come near her, the woman asked, “Are you Joab?”“I am,” he replied.“Listen to the words of your servant,” she said to him.He answered, “I’m listening.”
People came from everywhere, sent by every king on earth who had heard of his wisdom, to listen to Solomon’s wisdom.
Listen to Your servant’s prayer and his petition,Lord my God,so that You may hear the cry and the prayerthat Your servant prays before You today,
The king did not listen to the people, because this turn of events came from the Lord to carry out His word, which the Lord had spoken through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
All the elders and all the people said to him, “Don’t listen or agree.”
He told him, “Because you did not listen to the voice of the Lord, mark my words: When you leave me, a lion will kill you.” When he left him, a lion attacked and killed him.
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