100 Bible Verses about Listening To God

John 8:47 ESV / 361 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 / 359 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 / 271 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 / 229 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.

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 180 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 / 168 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.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 159 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.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:7 ESV / 133 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.”

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 124 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 / 119 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,

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 116 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

John 10:2-4 ESV / 106 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 37:7-9 ESV / 99 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 ESV / 85 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.

James 1:19 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

John 14:26 ESV / 72 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.

Deuteronomy 32:1-2 ESV / 71 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.

Luke 8:18 ESV / 68 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.”

Ezekiel 3:10 ESV / 68 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.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:21 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 56 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.

Isaiah 42:23 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:22 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:17-18 ESV / 52 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 / 52 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 3:10 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 48 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.’”

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

John 5:30 ESV / 42 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.

Psalm 25:5-9 ESV / 42 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.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Psalm 85:8 ESV / 41 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.

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.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 33:30-32 ESV / 39 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.

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.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Job 33:12-25 ESV / 37 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 / 37 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.

Deuteronomy 28:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

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.

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.

1 Kings 19:11-13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Jeremiah 6:9-11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord of hosts: “They shall glean thoroughly as a vine the remnant of Israel; like a grape-gatherer pass your hand again over its branches.” To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it. Therefore I am full of the wrath of the Lord; I am weary of holding it in. “Pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the gatherings of young men, also; both husband and wife shall be taken, the elderly and the very aged.

Isaiah 50:4-5 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward.

Acts 7:51 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.

Isaiah 42:23-25 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Who among you will give ear to this, will attend and listen for the time to come? Who gave up Jacob to the looter, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the Lord, against whom we have sinned, in whose ways they would not walk, and whose law they would not obey? So he poured on him the heat of his anger and the might of battle; it set him on fire all around, but he did not understand; it burned him up, but he did not take it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words.

Jeremiah 6:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:13-14 ESV / 22 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.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 81:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Revelation 13:9-10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

If anyone has an ear, let him hear: If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

John 16:13 ESV / 19 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.

Jeremiah 17:27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But if you do not listen to me, to keep the Sabbath day holy, and not to bear a burden and enter by the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem and shall not be quenched.’”

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Hebrews 3:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 18 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—

Acts 16:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 18 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.

Habakkuk 2:1 ESV / 18 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.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 13:4 ESV / 18 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.

Hebrews 3:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 28:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Give ear, and hear my voice; give attention, and hear my speech.

Job 23:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I would know what he would answer me and understand what he would say to me.

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.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 16 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 15:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

Mark 4:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Luke 5:1 ESV / 15 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 / 15 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:15 ESV / 13 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.

Acts 19:1-41 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. ...

Habakkuk 2:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

John 10:27 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:3 ESV / 12 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.

Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? ...

Revelation 2:1-3:22 ESV / 11 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. ...

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

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