100 Bible Verses about Listening To God

John 8:47 ESV / 427 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.”

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 404 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

John 10:27-28 ESV / 316 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Mark 4:24 ESV / 298 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 37:4-5 ESV / 209 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 205 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Hebrews 4:7 ESV / 194 helpful votes

Again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

James 1:22 ESV / 171 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:19 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Job 33:14-15 ESV / 148 helpful votes

For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,

John 10:2-4 ESV / 146 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 130 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 ESV / 116 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Luke 8:18 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 80 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

1 Samuel 3:10 ESV / 80 helpful votes

And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”

John 14:26 ESV / 75 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 74 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Deuteronomy 32:1-2 ESV / 74 helpful votes

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.

Psalm 85:8 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.

Ezekiel 3:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Moreover, he said to me, “Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 68 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

John 5:30 ESV / 63 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Luke 8:21 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 3:15 ESV / 59 helpful votes

As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

Ezekiel 33:30-32 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“As for you, son of man, your people who talk together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, say to one another, each to his brother, ‘Come, and hear what the word is that comes from the Lord.’ And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear what you say but they will not do it; for with lustful talk in their mouths they act; their heart is set on their gain. And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 58 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Isaiah 42:23 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Who among you will give ear to this, will attend and listen for the time to come?

Revelation 3:22 ESV / 57 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

Deuteronomy 28:2 ESV / 57 helpful votes

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 13:4 ESV / 57 helpful votes

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 55 helpful votes

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

Proverbs 22:17-18 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 54 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

1 John 5:15 ESV / 53 helpful votes

And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

John 16:13 ESV / 52 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Luke 12:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 50 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Mark 4:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 48 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.

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—

Hebrews 3:7 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice,

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 46 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

John 10:27 ESV / 46 helpful votes

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 44 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Luke 24:27 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Psalm 25:5-9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Revelation 2:1-3:22 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

Proverbs 28:13-14 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Psalm 81:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Hear, O my people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Psalm 37:5-6 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Habakkuk 2:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Job 33:12-25 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you, for God is greater than man. Why do you contend against him, saying, ‘He will answer none of man's words’? For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds, then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings, ...

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Luke 5:1 ESV / 37 helpful votes

On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Psalm 116:1-2 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Hebrews 12:25 ESV / 32 helpful votes

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

1 Timothy 4:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Command and teach these things.

Ephesians 5:19-20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Galatians 6:1-2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

John 5:37 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,

Luke 10:38-42 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Psalm 119:89 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.

Psalm 37:3-4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Mark 4:18-19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Isaiah 55:2-3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 22:17-19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you.

Psalm 95:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice,

Psalm 62:5-6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

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