32 Bible Verses about Listening To Others

James 1:19 ESV / 330 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 165 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 71 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 18:2 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 26 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 / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:1-20 ESV / 21 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. ...

Mark 4:24 ESV / 19 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 / 18 helpful votes

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

John 3:11-18 ESV / 13 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. ...

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 20:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:3 ESV / 11 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,

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Matthew 1:18-25 ESV / 5 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: ...

Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 5 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. ...

1 Timothy 2:11-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 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.

Psalm 118:17-18 ESV / 4 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.

Matthew 20:25-28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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