5159 hearing

5159 hearing

In Scripture, both physical hearing and spiritual apprehension. God hears the prayers of his people and the cry of the oppressed. People must hear and respond to God’s word.

Divine hearing

God hears the prayers of his people 2Sa 22:7 See also Ps 3:4; Isa 65:24; Jn 11:41-42; 1Pe 3:12; Ps 34:15

God hears the grumbling of his people Nu 11:1 See also Ex 16:7-9,11-12; Nu 12:1-2; Nu 14:27

God hears the cry of the oppressed Jas 5:4 See also Ex 3:7; Ps 94:9

God does not hear the unrighteous Isa 59:1-2 See also Ps 66:18; Isa 1:15; Jer 11:11,14; Eze 8:18; Am 5:23; Jn 9:31

Other gods cannot hear 1Ki 18:26-27; Ps 115:6; Ps 135:17; Isa 46:7

Hearing the word of God

The importance of hearing God’s word Dt 5:1; Eph 1:13 See also Dt 4:1; Jer 2:4; Jer 7:2; Mic 1:2; Mt 13:16-17 pp Lk 10:23-24; Jn 5:24; Ro 10:17

Having ears to hear Mt 11:15 See also Mt 13:9; Mk 4:9,23; Lk 8:8; Rev 2:7,11,17,29; Rev 3:6,13,22

The gospel must not only be heard but accepted and acted on Heb 4:2 See also Mt 7:24-27; Mk 4:14-20 pp Mt 13:19-23 pp Lk 8:11-15; Ro 2:13; Gal 3:2,5; 1Th 2:13; Jas 1:22-24

It is God who grants effective hearing Ac 16:14 See also Pr 20:12; Isa 50:5; 2Th 2:13-14

Some people refuse to hear God’s word Jer 6:10 See also Isa 42:18-20; Eze 12:2; Ac 7:51; 2Ti 4:4

God denies the effective hearing of his word to those who stubbornly resist him Mt 13:10-15 pp Mk 4:10-12 pp Lk 8:9-10 See also Isa 6:9-10; Jn 8:43; Ac 28:26-27; Ro 11:8; Dt 29:4; Isa 29:10

The first Christians witnessed to what they had heard

Ac 22:14-15 See also Ac 4:20; Heb 2:3; 1Jn 1:1

Physical hearing was restored by Jesus Christ

Mk 7:35-37 See also Mt 11:5 pp Lk 7:22

The dead will hear the voice of the Son of God

Jn 5:25 See also Jn 5:28-29; Jn 11:43-44

See also

1210God, human descriptions
2351Christ, miracles
2426gospel, responses
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
5147deafness
5148ear
5165listening
8319perception, spiritual
8453obedience
8602prayer

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