Biblical Concept: Hear, Listen
(The underlines and parentheses are mine.)
NAS Proverbs 5:13 "And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!
NAS Proverbs 25:12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
NAS Proverbs 19:27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
NAS Proverbs 28:9 He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
NAS Luke 16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things, and they were scoffing at Him.
NAS Ephesians 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
NAS Proverbs 1:33 "But he who listens to me shall live securely, And shall be at ease from the dread of evil."
NAS Proverbs 8:34 "Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.
NAS Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
NAS Proverbs 15:31 He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
NAS Proverbs 15:32 He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
NAS Proverbs 17:4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips, A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
NAS Proverbs 21:28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.
NAS Matthew 18:15 "And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
NAS 1 John 4:5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
NAS Proverbs 5:7 Now then, my sons, listen to me, And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
NAS Proverbs 7:24 Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.
NAS Proverbs 8:6 "Listen, for I shall speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will produce right things.
NAS Proverbs 8:32 "Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
NAS Proverbs 13:1 A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
NAS Proverbs 19:20 Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
NAS Proverbs 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.
NAS Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
NAS Ecclesiastes 5:1 Guard your steps as you go to the house of God, and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.
NAS Ecclesiastes 7:5 It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
NAS Ecclesiastes 9:17 The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
NAS Ecclesiastes 12:13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
NAS John 6:60 Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this said, "This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?"
NAS John 10:20 And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"
NAS Psalm 38:14 Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.
NAS Psalm 66:18 If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
NAS Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
NAS Proverbs 1:8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
NAS Proverbs 4:1 Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
NAS Proverbs 4:10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.
NAS Proverbs 22:17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
NAS Matthew 13:13 "Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
NAS Matthew 15:10 And after He called the multitude to Him, He said to them, "Hear, and understand.
NAS Mark 4:15 "And these are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them. (Compare Matthew 13:19)
NAS Mark 4:16 "And in a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; (see 4:17)
NAS Mark 4:20 "And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it, and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold." (Compare Luke 8:15)
NAS Mark 4:23 "If any man has ears to hear, let him hear." 24 And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it shall be measured to you; and more shall be given you besides.
NAS 1 Timothy 4:16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things; for as you do this you will insure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
NAS Hebrews 3:15 while it is said, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME."
NAS Hebrews 4:2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.
NAS Hebrews 4:7 He again fixes a certain day, "Today," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS."
NAS James 1:19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
NAS Revelation 2:7 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.'
NAS James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
NAS 2 Timothy 2:14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless, and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
NAS Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
NAS Isaiah 42:20 You have seen many things, but you do not observe them; Your ears are open, but none hears.
NAS Ezekiel 3:27 "But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth, and you will say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
NAS Matthew 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock.
NAS Matthew 7:26 "And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.
NAS John 5:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
NAS John 8:47 "He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God."
NAS John 9:31 "We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing, and does His will, He hears him.
NAS John 12:47 "And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. (See 12:48)
NAS John 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
NAS John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, " You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. " (See 18:38)
NAS 1 John 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
NAS 1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
NAS Revelation 3:20 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.
NAS Revelation 22:18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book;
The underlines listed: not listened to the voice of my teachers, a wise reprover to a listening ear, ‘cease listening . . . to discipline . . . stray from the words of knowledge’, ‘who turns away his ear from listening to the law . . . his prayer is an abomination’, ‘listening . . . scoffing’, ‘listening to the message of truth, the gospel,’ listens to me shall live securely, blessed is the man who listens to me, a wise man is he who listens to counsel, listens to the life-giving reproof, listens to reproof acquires understanding, an evildoer listens to wicked lips, listens to the truth will speak forever, if he listens to you, ‘the world listens to them . . . he who knows God listens to us’, ‘sons, listen to me’, ‘listen, for I shall speak noble things’, a scoffer does not listen to rebuke, listen to counsel and accept discipline, ‘listen, my son, and be wise’, listen to your father, ‘go to the house of God, and draw near to listen’, listen to the rebuke of a wise man, heard in quietness, ‘all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments’, ‘a difficult statement; who can listen to it’, ‘I am like a man who does not hear . . . in whose mouth are no arguments’, ‘wickedness in my heart . . . Lord will not hear’, a wise man will hear and increase in learning, ‘hear . . .your father's instruction . . . mother's teaching’, ‘hear . . . accept my sayings . . . years of your life will be many’, hear the words of the wise, hearing they do not hear, ‘hear, and understand’, ‘when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word’, ‘hear the word, immediately receive it with joy’, they hear the word and accept it, ‘ears to hear, let him hear’, take care what you listen to, insure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you, ‘HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS’, ‘they heard did not profit them . . . not united by faith in those who heard’, let everyone be quick to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches, ‘doers of the word . . . hearers who delude themselves’, ‘wrangle about words . . . ruin of the hearers’, ‘LORD is far from the wicked . . . hears the prayer of the righteous’, ‘your ears are open, but none hears’, ‘he who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house’, ‘hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them’, ‘hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them’, ‘hears My word . . . has eternal life’, he who is of God hears the words of God, ‘God does not hear sinners . . . does His will, He hears him’, ‘hears My sayings, and does not keep them’, ‘Spirit of truth . . . He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears’, everyone who is of the truth hears My voice, ‘let that abide in you which you heard . . . you also will abide in the Son and in the Father’, ‘if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us . . . He hears us in whatever we ask’, anyone hears My voice, hears the words of the prophecy of this book.
Conclusions and applications: The Scriptures are filled with volitional appeals to spiritually listen. Application: No one can make another person listen. The Scriptures are filled with descriptions of the spiritual blessings available to those who spiritually listen. The Scriptures are filled with warnings to those who do not listen. Understanding and wisdom are repeatedly used with the listening vocabulary. Application: Listening is a qualitative experience. For God to hear us, we must meet His standards. Spiritual hearing has angelic opposition. Hearing requires mind not emotion. Spiritual hearing leads to spiritual doing. In the Angelic Conflict, hearing extends into the Triunity.