23 Bible Verses about Listening

James 1:19 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 102 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Proverbs 2:2 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 25:12 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Matthew 11:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 39 helpful votes

But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

Revelation 2:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

John 8:47 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

Galatians 4:6-9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

Exodus 20:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.”

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Mark 9:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.”

Luke 8:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

1 Thessalonians 5:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do not quench the Spirit.

Psalm 5:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.

John 10:1-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

Mark 4:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. ...

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

1 Kings 3:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Matthew 28:15 ESV / 1 helpful vote

So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

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