30 Bible Verses About Listening (Explained)

Listening is a virtue often overlooked yet essential for nurturing meaningful relationships and fostering understanding. Throughout the Bible, we are encouraged to listen attentively to God’s voice, to the wisdom of others, and to the cries of the marginalized. Join us as we reflect on verses that illuminate the transformative power of listening and the profound connection it cultivates with God and one another.

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Bible Verses About Listening

Proverbs 1:5 – Wise Counsel

“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.”

Proverbs 12:15 – Listening to Advice

“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”

Proverbs 18:13 – Listening Before Answering

“To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.”

Proverbs 19:20 – Listening to Instruction

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.”

Proverbs 29:20 – Hasty Words and Listening

“Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”

Matthew 7:24 – Building on a Solid Foundation

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Matthew 13:9 – Spiritual Ears

“Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

Matthew 13:23 – Hearing and Understanding

“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it.”

Matthew 17:5 – The Beloved Son

“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!'”

Mark 4:24 – Listening with Care

“‘Consider carefully what you hear,’ he continued. ‘With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.'”

Luke 6:47-48 – Hearing and Acting

“As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock.”

Luke 8:15 – Hearing and Bearing Fruit

“But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”

Luke 10:16 – Hearing the Lord

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Luke 11:28 – Hearing the Word of God

“He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.'”

John 8:47 – Hearing God’s Words

“Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

John 10:27 – Hearing the Good Shepherd

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

Acts 10:33 – Ready to Listen

“So I sent for you immediately, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us.”

Romans 10:17 – Faith Comes by Hearing

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

James 1:19 – Quick to Listen

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

James 1:22 – Doers of the Word

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

James 4:6 – God Gives Grace to the Humble

“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”

1 Samuel 3:9 – Speak, Lord, for Your Servant is Listening

“So Eli told Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”'”

Nehemiah 8:3 – Attentive Ears

“He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women, and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.”

Psalm 34:11 – Come, Children, and Listen

“Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.”

Psalm 46:10 – Be Still and Know

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'”

Isaiah 28:23 – Give Ear to My Voice

“Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.”

Isaiah 50:4 – Morning by Morning

“The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.”

Jeremiah 7:23 – Listen to My Voice

“But I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you.”

Jeremiah 26:5 – Listen and Obey

“‘Listen carefully to all the words I speak to you and carry them out. Go to the people of Judah and proclaim to them all my words that I command you to speak to them; do not omit a word.'”

Ezekiel 33:30 – Entertaining Words

“As for you, son of man, your people are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, ‘Come and hear the message that has come from the Lord.'”

Matthew 11:15 – He Who Has Ears

“Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

Matthew 13:16 – Blessed Ears

“But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.”

Mark 7:14 – Hear Me, Everyone

“Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, ‘Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.'”

Luke 6:27-28 – Love Your Enemies

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Luke 14:35 – Salt and Saltiness

“It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

Luke 17:3 – Rebuking Others

“So watch yourselves. ‘If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.’

John 5:24 – Hear the Word and Believe

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

John 8:43 – Why Can’t You Hear?

“Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.”

Acts 3:22 – Listen to Jesus

“For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.'”

Romans 10:14 – Hearing in Order to Believe

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”

Hebrews 2:1 – Paying Attention to Salvation

“We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”

1 Peter 3:12 – The Lord’s Eyes and Ears

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

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