|Matthew 11:15,13:9,15-16,43 |
15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
15 Make this peoples' heart callous, and their ears dull of hearing, and close their [spiritual] eyes; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and repent, and be healed.'1 [See Footnote 1 of Mark 4 for why Jesus speaks in parables to prevent certain people from hearing the meaning of his teachings and gospel.]
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him contemplate, discern, and understand by hearing. [Listen to Jesus, the word within your heart; discern and understand. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. Dan 12:10 ]