a primitive root; TWOT - 2412, 2412a
AV - hear 785, hearken 196, obey 81, publish 17, understand 9,
obedient 8, diligently 8, shew 6, sound 3, declare 3, discern 2,
noise 2, perceive 2, tell 2, reported 2, misc 33; 1159
1) to hear, listen to, obey
1a1) to hear (perceive by ear)
1a2) to hear of or concerning
1a3) to hear (have power to hear)
1a4) to hear with attention or interest, listen to
1a5) to understand (language)
1a6) to hear (of judicial cases)
1a7) to listen, give heed
1a7a) to consent, agree
1a7b) to grant request
1a8) to listen to, yield to
1a9) to obey, be obedient
1b1) to be heard (of voice or sound)
1b2) to be heard of
1b3) to be regarded, be obeyed
1c) (Piel) to cause to hear, call to hear, summon
1d1) to cause to hear, tell, proclaim, utter a sound
1d2) to sound aloud (musical term)
1d3) to make proclamation, summon
1d4) to cause to be heard
They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear08085, 8800
my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken08085, 8799
unto them. to escape: Heb. to go forth of
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear08085, 8802
them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. trouble: Heb. evil
But if they will not obey08085, 8799
, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
This evil people, which refuse to hear08085, 8800
my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. imagination: or, stubbornness
For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear08085, 8804
ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
But if ye will not hear08085, 8799
it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.
When they fast, I will not hear08085, 8802
their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken08085, 8800
unto me: imagination: or, stubbornness
And say unto them, Hear08085, 8798
ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
But they obeyed08085, 8804
not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear08085, 8800
, nor receive instruction.
And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently08085, 8800 hearken08085, 8799
unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
But if ye will not hearken08085, 8799
unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear08085, 8686
If it do evil in my sight, that it obey08085, 8800
not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard08085, 8804
such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.
Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken08085, 8798
to the voice of them that contend with me.