Audience • Hearers • Hearing • Hearken • Listen
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hear; Hearken; Listen; Obey; etc
Hear; Hearken; Listen; Obey; etc.These words overlap in meaning, as is indicated not only by these various translations of the same Hebrew or Greek words, but also by frequent synonymous parallelism (e.g., Ps. 17:1; Isa. 28:23; 42:23; Jer. 23:18). The most frequent words are Heb. šāmaʿ (Aram šemaʿ),
Audience In the OT the AV has “audience” for Heb. ’ōzen, “ear,” where the RSV and NEB usually have “hearing” (e.g., Gen. 23:10; Ex. 24:7; 1 Ch. 28:8; Neh. 13:1).In the NT the expression “give audience” (Acts 13:16; 15:12; 22:22) translates GK. akoúō, “hear,” and means “listen,” “pay attention.”
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Ear, Hearing
Ear, HearingIn the Bible the ear is synonymous with the heart and mind as an organ of cognition (Prov 2:2; Is 6:9–10), and true hearing involves listening and understanding (Job 34:16). The ear is personified as hearing and understanding (Job 13:1), seeking knowledge (Prov 18:15) and testing words (Job
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AUDIENCE<o’-di-ens>: Translated from the Hebrew אֹזֶן‎ [’ozen], “ear.” In Genesis 23:10 f “in the audience of” is equal to “in the presence of,” or “while they listened.” Compare Exodus 24:7; 1 Samuel 25:24 (Revised Version (British and American) “in thine ears”); 1 Chronicles 28:8;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
HEARING.—1. There are two Gr. verbs (ἀκούω, εἰσακούω) used for ‘hear’ in the Gospels, and they are sometimes rendered in the EV by ‘hearken,’ ‘listen’ (RV), ‘come to the ears of,’ ‘to be noised.’ Another verb (παρακούω) is used, Mt 18:17, and translated ‘refuse to hear’ (RV), and Mk 5:36 where the
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
HearHebrew expression: shamaʿPronunciation: shaw MAHStrong’s Number: 8085Key Verses1 Samuel 2:22–23; 3:10; 15:1, 4, 14, 19–20, 24“Hear, Oh, Israel!” These are perhaps the most repeated words from the Old Testament. They introduce the Shema, the injunction of God through Moses to Israel, to love
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
AUDIENCE, ôʹdi-ens: Trd from the Heb אֹזֶן‎, ’ōzen, “ear.” In Gen 23:10 f “in the audience of” is equal to “in the presence of,” or “while they listened.” Cf Ex 24:7; 1 S 25:24 (RV “in thine cars”); 1 Ch 28:8; Neh 13:1. In the NT the expression “to give audience” (Acts 22:22; 13:16, RV “hearken”; 15:12,
Key passages
Is 6:9–10

And he said, “Go and say to this people, ‘Keep on listening and do not comprehend! And keep on looking and do not understand!’ Make the heart of this people insensitive, and make its ears unresponsive, and shut its eyes so that it may not look with its eyes and listen with its ears and comprehend …

Mt 13:13–16

For this reason I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand, and with reference to them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says, “You will listen carefully and will never understand, and you will look closely and …

Ro 2:13

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.

Jas 1:19–25

Understand this, my dear brothers: every person must be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish the righteousness of God. Therefore, putting aside all moral uncleanness and wicked excess, welcome with humility …