104 occurrences in 11 translations

'Listening' in the Bible

The Lord said, "I will certainly come back to you in about a year's time, and your wife Sarah will have a son!" Now Sarah was listening at the entrance of the tent behind him.

Now Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. Abraham and Sarah were old really old and Sarah was beyond the age of childbearing.

Abraham agreed with Ephron, so he weighed out to Ephron the money to which he had agreed publicly while the Hittites were listening: 400 shekels of silver at the current merchant rate.

Now Rebekah was listening to what Isaac said to his son Esau. So while Esau went to the field to hunt some game to bring in,

"The man who acts presumptuously by not listening to the priest who stands there to serve the LORD your God, nor to the judge, that man shall die; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

by loving Yahweh your God by listening to his voice and by clinging to him, for he [is] your life and the length of your days [in order for you] to live on the land that Yahweh swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them."

Why did you sit among the sheepfolds listening to the playing of pipes for the flocks? There was great searching of heart among the clans of Reuben.

He told Samuel, "Go and lie down. If He calls you, say, 'Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.' " So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

The Lord came, stood there, and called as before, "Samuel, Samuel!" Samuel responded, "Speak, for Your servant is listening."

The king gave this order to Joab, Abishai, and Ittai: "For my sake deal gently with the young man Absalom." Now the entire army was listening when the king gave all the leaders this order concerning Absalom.

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."

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

May Your eyes be open to Your servant's petition and to the petition of Your people Israel, listening to them whenever they call to You.

When all of Israel saw that the king wasn't listening to them, the people responded to the king's message, "What's the point in following David? We have no inheritance in the descendants of Jesse. Let's go home, Israel! David, take care of your own household!' So Israel left for home.

Then he wrote to them a second letter, saying, "If you [are] for me, and you [are] listening to my voice, take the heads of the men of the sons of your master and come to me at [this] time tomorrow at Jezreel." Now the sons of the king, seventy men, [were] with the leaders of the city who were raising them.

because they would not obey the voice of the LORD their God. Instead, they transgressed his covenant, including everything that Moses, the servant of the LORD, had commanded, by neither listening nor putting what he had commanded into practice.

Therefore, in the presence of all of Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and while our God is listening, observe and search through all of the commandments of the LORD your God, so that you may continue to possess this good land, leaving it for an inheritance forever to benefit your descendants who come after you."

"Now therefore my eyes will remain open and my ears will remain listening to the prayers that are offered in this place.

"Were I to be summoned, and he were to answer me, I wouldn't even believe that he was listening to what I have to say.

Men of understanding say to me -- any wise man listening to me says --

listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding;

If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Don't speak when a fool is listening, because he'll despise your wise words.

When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.

Moreover, besides being wise himself, the Teacher taught people what he had learned by listening, making inquiries, and composing many proverbs.

You who dwell in the gardens- companions are listening for your voice- let me hear you!

And when you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I [will] not be listening. Your hands are full of blood.

And He replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive.

The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil-

You are tired out from listening to so much advice. Let them take their stand -- the ones who see omens in the sky, who gaze at the stars, who make monthly predictions -- let them rescue you from the disaster that is about to overtake you!

Who among you fears the Lord, listening to the voice of His servant? Who [among you] walks in darkness, and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord; let him lean on his God.

"As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not raise up a cry or a prayer on their behalf, for I will not be listening when they call out to Me at the time of their disaster.

Although they fast, I [am] not listening to their cry of entreaty. And although they present burnt offering and grain offering, I [am] not favorable to them. But by the sword, and by the famine, and by the plague, I [am] about to destroy them."

'You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.

However, if it does what is evil in My sight by not listening to My voice, I will not bring the good I had said I would do to it.

and by listening to the words of My servants the prophets I have been sending you time and time again, though you did not listen,

Do not listen to them, because their prophecies are lies. Listening to them will only cause you to be taken far away from your native land. I will drive you out of your country and you will die in exile.

And they have turned to me [their] backs and not [their] faces, though {I have taught them over and over again}, but they [were] not listening to accept discipline.

"This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Go, say to the men of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem: Will you not accept discipline by listening to My words?"-[this is] the Lord's declaration.

The king and all his officials who were listening to these words were not afraid, nor did they tear their garments.

But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, not listening to the voice of the LORD your God,

And you defiled me among my people for a handful of barley and for morsels of bread to kill persons who should not die and to keep alive persons who should not live by [means of] your lies to my people [who are] listening to [your] lies." '

And you, house of Israel, thus says the Lord Yahweh: "[Let] each one go serve his idols [now] and after, if you [are] not listening to me, but {my holy name} you will not profane [any] longer with your gifts and with your idols.

They will eat, but will not be satisfied. They will engage in prostitution, but they won't increase, because they have stopped listening to the LORD.

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Be strong so the Temple can be built, you who are now listening to this message spoken by the prophets when the foundation was laid to the Temple of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

After listening to the king, they set out, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.

He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.

He who has ears [to hear], let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.

Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing.

After listening to His parables the High Priests and the Pharisees perceived that He was speaking about them;

If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.

because Herod was afraid of John. He knew that John was a righteous and holy man, and so he protected him. Whenever he listened to John, he did much of what he said. In fact, he liked listening to him.

If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening [and let him perceive and comprehend by hearing].

So he told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" Now his disciples were listening to this.

David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how then can the Messiah be his Son?" And the large crowd was listening to Him with delight.

After three days, they found Him in the temple complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;

After Jesus had finished saying all these things to the people who were there listening, he went to Capernaum.

And some seed fell into good soil, and grew up and yielded a crop a hundred times [as great]. As He said these things, He called out, He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and understand by hearing!

She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet and was listening to what He said.

After listening to this teaching, one of His fellow guests said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall feast in God's Kingdom."

Those who were listening to Jesus asked, "Then who can be saved?"

As they were listening to this, He went on to tell a parable because He was near Jerusalem, and they thought the kingdom of God was going to appear right away.

and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.

Listening to those words, some of the multitude said, This is certainly and beyond doubt the Prophet!

Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why bother listening to him?"

He who has no love for me does not obey my teaching; and yet the teaching to which you are listening is not mine, but is the teaching of the Father who sent me.

Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?"

But they shouted out loud, stopped listening, and together they all rushed at him,

Crowds of people, with one accord, gave attention to what they heard from him, listening, and witnessing the signs which he did.

While Peter was still making this statement, the Holy Spirit fell on all the people who were listening to his message.

He was listening to Paul as he spoke. Paul watched him closely, and when he saw that he had faith to be healed,

All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

A woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God, was listening. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was spoken by Paul.

Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there used to spend their time doing nothing else other than listening to the latest ideas or repeating them.

After listening to this harangue, they became furiously angry and kept calling out, "Great is the Ephesian Diana!"

The crowd was listening to him until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, "Away with this man from the earth! For he should not be allowed to live!"

Paul replied, "Whether quickly or not, I wish to God that not only you but everyone listening to me today would become what I am except for these chains!"

If even inanimate musical instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone [listening] know or understand what is played?

Tell me, those of you who want to live under the Law: Are you really listening to what the Law says?



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