Matthew 11:15
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New International Version
Whoever has ears, let them hear.

New Living Translation
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!

English Standard Version
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

New American Standard Bible
"He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

King James Bible
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who has ears should listen!

International Standard Version
Let the person who has ears listen!

NET Bible
The one who has ears had better listen!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whoever has an ear to hear, let him hear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the person who has ears listen!

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

King James 2000 Bible
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

American King James Version
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

American Standard Version
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Darby Bible Translation
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

English Revised Version
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Weymouth New Testament
Listen, every one who has ears!

World English Bible
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Young's Literal Translation
he who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:7-15 What Christ said concerning John, was not only for his praise, but for the people's profit. Those who attend on the word will be called to give an account of their improvements. Do we think when the sermon is done, the care is over? No, then the greatest of the care begins. John was a self-denying man, dead to all the pomps of the world and the pleasures of sense. It becomes people, in all their appearances, to be consistent with their character and their situation. John was a great and good man, yet not perfect; therefore he came short of glorified saints. The least in heaven knows more, loves more, and does more in praising God, and receives more from him, than the greatest in this world. But by the kingdom of heaven here, is rather to be understood the kingdom of grace, the gospel dispensation in its power and purity. What reason we have to be thankful that our lot is cast in the days of the kingdom of heaven, under such advantages of light and love! Multitudes were wrought upon by the ministry of John, and became his disciples. And those strove for a place in this kingdom, that one would think had no right nor title to it, and so seemed to be intruders. It shows us what fervency and zeal are required of all. Self must be denied; the bent, the frame and temper of the mind must be altered. Those who will have an interest in the great salvation, will have it upon any terms, and not think them hard, nor quit their hold without a blessing. The things of God are of great and common concern. God requires no more from us than the right use of the faculties he has given us. People are ignorant, because they will not learn.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. A solemn exhortation, often spoken by our Lord at the close of an utterance. See Matthew 13:9 (equivalent to Mark 4:9), 43; Mark 4:23; Luke 14:35 (comp. Mark 8:18; Luke 9:44; Revelation 2. and 3; 13:9). It means - You are all formed by nature to learn God's commands; answer, therefore, to your powers, and obey him. See Psalm 40:6 (cf. Hebrews 10:5).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. A way of speaking used by Christ, when anything serious, and of great importance, was delivered; and which required attention, and was not easily understood: and such were the several things he had mentioned in this context; as that John was more than a prophet, more excellent than all the prophets; that the law and prophets were now at an end, and that John was Elias; which things, if rightly understood, would serve greatly to settle their judgment, with respect to himself as the Messiah: but his words imply, that everyone had not spiritual ears and understandings, to hear and take in things of such an high nature, and excellent use; none but those to whom they were given; and such ought to attend to them, and, seriously weigh and consider the importance of them. The phrase is to be met with in Jewish writings, where it is thus expressed (h);

""He that hears let him hear, and he that understandeth let him understand";''

See Matthew 13:43.

(h) Zohar in Num. fol. 60. 3.



Matthew 11:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Testifies about John
14"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come. 15"He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 16"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,…
Cross References
Matthew 11:16
"To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

Matthew 13:9
Whoever has ears, let them hear."

Matthew 13:43
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.

Mark 4:9
Then Jesus said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."

Mark 4:23
If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear."

Luke 8:8
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."

Luke 14:35
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."

Revelation 2:7
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

Revelation 2:11
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.

Revelation 3:6
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:13
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 13:9
Whoever has ears, let them hear.
Treasury of Scripture

He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 13:9,43 Who has ears to hear, let him hear…

Mark 4:9,23 And he said to them, He that has ears to hear, let him hear…

Mark 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Luke 8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit an hundred …

Revelation 2:7,11,17,29 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

Revelation 3:6,13,22 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches…

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