23 Bible Verses about Listening To Others

James 1:19 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 47 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 11:14 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 4 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 20:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

John 3:11-18 ESV / 3 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.

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