'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 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,
Why did you sit among the sheepfoldslistening to the playing of pipes for the flocks?There was great searching of heartamong 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.”
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.”
May Your eyes be open to Your servant’s petitionand to the petition of Your people Israel,listening to them whenever they call to You.
listening closely to wisdomand directing your heart to understanding;
If you stop listening to correction, my son,you will stray from the words of knowledge.
M You who dwell in the gardens—companions are listening for your voice—let me hear you!
And He replied:Go! Say to these people:Keep listening, but do not understand;keep looking, but do not perceive.
The one who lives righteouslyand speaks rightly,who refuses gain from extortion,whose hand never takes a bribe,who stops his ears from listening to murderous plotsand shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil—
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 Yahweh;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.
They wouldn’t listen or pay attention but became obstinate, not listening or accepting discipline.
However, if it does what is evil in My sight by not listening to My voice, I will relent concerning 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,
“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.
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.
She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said.
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and scoffing at Him.
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.
While all the people were listening, He said to His disciples,
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.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.