100 Bible Verses about Listening To Others

James 1:19 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 644 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 613 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 487 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 439 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:2 ESV / 383 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 346 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 305 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 17:28 ESV / 296 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 261 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 199 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 17:27 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 184 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 169 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:24 ESV / 160 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.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:1-2 ESV / 149 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.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 137 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 11:15 ESV / 136 helpful votes

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 132 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 / 129 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,

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 125 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.

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 122 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.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 121 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.

1 John 5:15 ESV / 119 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.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 117 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.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 116 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.

1 Samuel 3:10 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

John 10:27 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:25 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 13:4 ESV / 108 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.

Mark 4:1-20 ESV / 107 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. ...

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 107 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.’”

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:7 ESV / 106 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.’

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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.”

Mark 4:9 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 90 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—

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:3 ESV / 89 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 7:12 ESV / 87 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

John 8:47 ESV / 84 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 25:12 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 83 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

Zechariah 10:6 ESV / 82 helpful votes

“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Psalm 130:1-2 ESV / 82 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

James 1:25 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Matthew 17:5 ESV / 81 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.”

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 81 helpful votes

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Genesis 26:4-5 ESV / 81 helpful votes

I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.”

Galatians 4:6-9 ESV / 80 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?

Luke 1:37 ESV / 79 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Jeremiah 26:3-6 ESV / 79 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.’”

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 78 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.

Mark 9:7 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Luke 10:16 ESV / 75 helpful votes

“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 69 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.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 68 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.

Philippians 4:2 ESV / 67 helpful votes

I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 67 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 / 67 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.”

John 5:2 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.

John 3:11-18 ESV / 66 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. ...

Luke 8:21 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 66 helpful votes

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:12 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

James 1:2 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 59 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,

Hebrews 2:3 ESV / 56 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 12:18 ESV / 50 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:1 ESV / 48 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,

Romans 12:2 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:

Matthew 15:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Mark 7:14 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 7:13 ESV / 37 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,

Acts 16:14 ESV / 35 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.

Genesis 18:10 ESV / 35 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.

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