New International Version
Whoever has ears, let them hear.
King James Bible
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Darby Bible Translation
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear - As if our Lord had said, These things are so clear and manifest that a man has only to hear them to be convinced and fully satisfied of their truth. But neither the Jews of that time nor of the succeeding times to the present day, have heard or considered, these things. When spoken to on these subjects, their common custom is to stop their ears, spit out, and blaspheme; this shows not only a bad, but a ruined cause. They are deeply and willfully blind. They will not come unto the light, lest their deeds should become manifest, that they are not wrought in God. They have ears but they will not hear.
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'The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children,'--MATT. xi. 19. Jesus very seldom took notice of His enemies' slanders. 'When He was reviled He reviled not again.' If ever He did, it was for the sake of those whom it harmed to distort His beauty. Thus, here He speaks, without the slightest trace of irritation, of the capricious inconsistency of condemning Himself and John …
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"To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
Whoever has ears, let them hear."
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.
Then Jesus said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."
If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear."
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."
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear."
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