100 Bible Verses about Listening To Others

James 1:19 ESV / 415 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 241 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 86 helpful votes

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 82 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; ...

Proverbs 2:2 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 45 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

James 1:26 ESV / 35 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Mark 4:24 ESV / 32 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:1-20 ESV / 27 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 19:20 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 17 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.

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 16 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.

Revelation 2:7 ESV / 15 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.’

Acts 16:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

1 Samuel 3:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 14 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 4:6-9 ESV / 14 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?

John 3:11-18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. ...

Mark 9:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

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.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 13 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.

Proverbs 20:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.

Hebrews 2:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 12 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—

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 18:15 ESV / 12 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.

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:1-2 ESV / 12 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 / 12 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 11 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.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Matthew 15:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand:

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 11 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.’”

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 13:4 ESV / 11 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.

Genesis 27:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,

Genesis 18:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him.

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Luke 8:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 9 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. ...

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

1 John 3:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

James 4:2-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not quench the Spirit.

Acts 26:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.”

Acts 16:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.

John 8:47 ESV / 8 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.”

Luke 5:1 ESV / 8 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,

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 10:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Mark 7:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand:

Mark 4:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Matthew 17:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Matthew 1:18-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ...

Micah 1:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Hear, you peoples, all of you; pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it, and let the Lord God be a witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

Jeremiah 26:3-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds. You shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you, and to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you urgently, though you have not listened, then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make this city a curse for all the nations of the earth.’”

Jeremiah 7:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And now, because you have done all these things, declares the Lord, and when I spoke to you persistently you did not listen, and when I called you, you did not answer,

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 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. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 6 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. ...

Exodus 20:19 ESV / 6 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.”

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:17-18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. The Lord has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

1 Peter 3:8-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

2 Corinthians 6:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.

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