100 Bible Verses about Listening To Others

James 1:19 ESV / 2,424 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 1,481 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 1,286 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 1,123 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 1,038 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:17 ESV / 996 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 890 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 887 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:1-2 ESV / 878 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.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 872 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 18:6 ESV / 867 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.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 865 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 864 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 / 864 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 857 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 824 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:2 ESV / 796 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:12 ESV / 778 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 11:28 ESV / 776 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 740 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; ...

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 737 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 John 5:14 ESV / 734 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 John 5:15 ESV / 733 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 / 731 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 / 730 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 / 728 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 727 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.’”

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 692 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 / 687 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 / 687 helpful votes

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

Psalm 130:1-2 ESV / 686 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 / 685 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.

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 685 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—

Genesis 26:4-5 ESV / 685 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.”

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 684 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 668 helpful votes

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

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 644 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.

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 634 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.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 631 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:20 ESV / 612 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 604 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:3 ESV / 597 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.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 583 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 552 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 543 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

John 10:27 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

James 1:2 ESV / 528 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 520 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.

John 5:2 ESV / 514 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 506 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 3:10 ESV / 504 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 501 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,

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 495 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 489 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:1-25:27 ESV / 472 helpful votes

Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily. ...

Malachi 2:1-17 ESV / 470 helpful votes

“And now, O priests, this command is for you. 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. Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the Lord of hosts. My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. ...

John 2:24 ESV / 469 helpful votes

But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people

Luke 12:1-13:35 ESV / 469 helpful votes

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 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. “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! ...

Zechariah 1:1-4:14 ESV / 466 helpful votes

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying, “The Lord was very angry with your fathers. Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried out, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.’ But they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the Lord. Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever? ...

Luke 10:16 ESV / 465 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.”

Micah 7:1-20 ESV / 464 helpful votes

Woe is me! For I have become as when the summer fruit has been gathered, as when the grapes have been gleaned: there is no cluster to eat, no first-ripe fig that my soul desires. The godly has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among mankind; they all lie in wait for blood, and each hunts the other with a net. Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together. The best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come; now their confusion is at hand. Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms; ...

Proverbs 6:1-20:30 ESV / 463 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. ...

Exodus 15:1-26:37 ESV / 460 helpful votes

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name. “Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. ...

Galatians 3:1-5:26 ESV / 451 helpful votes

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 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— ...

Matthew 11:15 ESV / 447 helpful votes

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Revelation 3:1-20:15 ESV / 441 helpful votes

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. ...

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 422 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 420 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:7 ESV / 409 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.’

Matthew 17:5 ESV / 377 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.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 375 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.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 370 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 26:3-6 ESV / 362 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.’”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 341 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. ...

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 336 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:9 ESV / 335 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 65:1 ESV / 325 helpful votes

I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that was not called by my name.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 323 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Philippians 4:2 ESV / 316 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 305 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. ...

Mark 4:24 ESV / 301 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.

Proverbs 5:1 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 276 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.

John 8:32 ESV / 265 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

John 8:47 ESV / 261 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.”

Mark 4:2 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:6 ESV / 251 helpful votes

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 247 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.

Proverbs 25:12 ESV / 246 helpful votes

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

Galatians 4:6-9 ESV / 240 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?

Mark 9:7 ESV / 239 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 237 helpful votes

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Luke 8:21 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:2 ESV / 234 helpful votes

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them

Proverbs 20:5 ESV / 234 helpful votes

The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:1-20 ESV / 227 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! Behold, 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. ...

Exodus 20:19 ESV / 223 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.”

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