100 Bible Verses about Listening To God

John 8:47 ESV / 716 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 / 679 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.

Mark 4:24 ESV / 557 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.

John 10:27-28 ESV / 539 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.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 449 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 436 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.

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 420 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 380 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4-5 ESV / 379 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.

James 1:19 ESV / 358 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:7 ESV / 340 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.”

Job 33:14-15 ESV / 287 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 / 285 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.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 264 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 4:6 ESV / 259 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.

John 10:2-4 ESV / 250 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 119:105 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:7-9 ESV / 227 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.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 199 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 / 196 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 ESV / 192 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.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 188 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:15 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:18 ESV / 158 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.”

1 John 5:15 ESV / 157 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 16:25 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 3:10 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 13:4 ESV / 151 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.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 147 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—

John 14:26 ESV / 147 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.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 145 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.

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 142 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.

Luke 12:3 ESV / 141 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.

John 10:27 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 133 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.

Psalm 116:1-2 ESV / 133 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.

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:6 ESV / 130 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.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 128 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.

Luke 8:21 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

Psalm 85:8 ESV / 123 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 122 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 3:10 ESV / 121 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.

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 3:15 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 32:1-2 ESV / 105 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.

John 16:13 ESV / 101 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:22 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 97 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.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 94 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.

John 5:30 ESV / 94 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.

Deuteronomy 28:2 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 33:30-32 ESV / 87 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.

Proverbs 22:17-18 ESV / 87 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.

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Psalm 81:8 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:9 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 84 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. ...

Isaiah 42:23 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:2-3 ESV / 79 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.

Hebrews 3:7 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:5-9 ESV / 74 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.

Luke 10:38-42 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

John 5:37 ESV / 71 helpful votes

And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 70 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,

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 67 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.”

Luke 24:27 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

James 1:25 ESV / 64 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.

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 63 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.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 61 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.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 60 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!

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 60 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.

Zechariah 10:6 ESV / 59 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 / 59 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:1-2 ESV / 59 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!

Genesis 26:4-5 ESV / 58 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.”

Luke 5:1 ESV / 57 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 28:13-14 ESV / 57 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.

Revelation 2:1-3:22 ESV / 56 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. ...

Habakkuk 2:1 ESV / 55 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.

Job 33:12-25 ESV / 55 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, ...

Psalm 37:5-6 ESV / 54 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 53 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.

Psalm 37:3-4 ESV / 52 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.

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