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.

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

New King James Version
Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my speech.

New American Standard Bible
Listen and hear my voice, Pay attention and hear my words.

NASB 1995
Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.

NASB 1977
Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.

Amplified Bible
Listen and hear my voice; Listen carefully and hear my words.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Pay attention and hear my voice! Pay attention and hear my speech!

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Give ear, and hear my voice, Attend, and hear my saying:

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.

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:

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

what I say.
אִמְרָתִֽי׃ (’im·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 565: Utterance, speech, word


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