Isaiah 28:23
New International Version
Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.

New Living Translation
Listen to me; listen, and pay close attention.

English Standard Version
Give ear, and hear my voice; give attention, and hear my speech.

Berean Study Bible
Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say.

New American Standard Bible
Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.

King James Bible
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Christian Standard Bible
Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say.

Contemporary English Version
Pay close attention to what I am saying.

Good News Translation
Listen to what I am saying; pay attention to what I am telling you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say.

International Standard Version
"Pay attention! Listen to what I have to say; Pay attention, and hear my speech.

NET Bible
Pay attention and listen to my message! Be attentive and listen to what I have to say!

New Heart English Bible
Give ear, and hear my voice. Listen, and hear my speech.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Open your ears, and listen to me! Pay attention, and hear me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; attend, and hear my speech.

New American Standard 1977
Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give ye ear and hear my voice; hearken and hear my speech.

King James 2000 Bible
Give ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

American King James Version
Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.

American Standard Version
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hearken, and hear my voice; attend, and hear my words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give ear, and hear my voice, hearken, and hear my speech.

Darby Bible Translation
Give ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

English Revised Version
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

World English Bible
Give ear, and hear my voice! Listen, and hear my speech!

Young's Literal Translation
Give ear, and hear my voice, Attend, and hear my saying:
Study Bible
Listen and Hear
23Listen and hear my voice. Pay attention and hear what I say. 24Does the plowman plow for planting every day? Does he continuously loosen and harrow the soil?…
Cross References
Isaiah 28:22
So now, do not mock, or your shackles will become heavier. Indeed, I have heard from the Lord GOD of Hosts a decree of destruction against the whole land.

Isaiah 28:24
Does the plowman plow for planting every day? Does he continuously loosen and harrow the soil?

Isaiah 32:9
Stand up, you complacent women; listen to me. Give ear to my word, you overconfident daughters.

Treasury of Scripture

Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.

Isaiah 1:2
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

Deuteronomy 32:1
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Jeremiah 22:29
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.







Lexicon
Listen
הַאֲזִ֥ינוּ (ha·’ă·zî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

and hear
וְשִׁמְע֖וּ (wə·šim·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my voice.
קוֹלִ֑י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

Pay attention
הַקְשִׁ֥יבוּ (haq·šî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

and hear
וְשִׁמְע֖וּ (wə·šim·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

what I say.
אִמְרָתִֽי׃ (’im·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 565: Utterance, speech, word
(23) Give ye ear . . .--The words remind us of the style of the "wisdom" books of the Old Testament (Proverbs 2:1; Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 5:1; Psalm 34:11) in which Isaiah had been trained. Isaiah is about to set before those who have ears to hear a parable which he does not interpret, and which will, therefore, task all their energies. The idea that lies at the root of the parable is like that of Matthew 16:2-4, that men fail to apply in discerning the signs of the times the wisdom which they practise or recognise in the common phenomena of nature and the tillage of the soil. As that tillage presents widely varied processes, differing with each kind of grain, so the sowing and the threshing of God's spiritual husbandry presents a like diversity of operations. What that diversity indicates in detail the prophet proceeds to show with what may again be called a Dante-like minuteness.

Verses 23-29. - A PARABLE TO COMFORT BELIEVERS. Isaiah is always careful to intermingle promises with his threats, comfort with his denunciations. Like his great Master, of whom he prophesied, he was fain not to "break the bruised reed" or "quench the smoking flax." When he had searched men's wounds with the probe, he was careful to pour in oil and wine. So now, having denounced the sinners of Judah through three long paragraphs (vers. 7-22), he has a word of consolation and encouragement for the better disposed, whose hearts he hopes to have touched and stirred by his warning. This consolation he puts in a parabolic form, leaving it to their spiritual insight to discover the meaning. Verse 23. - Give ye ear (comp. Psalm 49:1; Psalm 78:1). A preface of this kind, enjoining special attention and thought, was appropriate to occasions when instruction was couched in a parabolic form. 28:23-29 The husbandman applies to his calling with pains and prudence, in all the works of it according to their nature. Thus the Lord, who has given men this wisdom, is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in his working. As the occasion requires, he threatens, corrects, spares, shows mercy, or executes vengeance. Afflictions are God's threshing instruments, to loosen us from the world, to part between us and our chaff, and to prepare us for use. God will proportion them to our strength; they shall be no heavier than there is need. When his end is answered, the trials and sufferings of his people shall cease; his wheat shall be gathered into the garner, but the chaff shall be burned with unquenchable fire.
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