incline your ear

incline (one's) ear

To listen intently, attentively, and receptively (to what someone is saying). the phrase is used in several places in the Bible, usually in reference to listening to God. You need to learn to incline your ear to the words of wisdom your elders have to offer. The representative pleaded with world leaders to incline their ears to her country's distress.
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incline your ear

listen favourably. literary
Incline thine ear is an expression used throughout the Bible, for example in Psalms 17:6: ‘I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech’.
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Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily."
"Incline your ear and come to Me," he prophesies, "hearken and your soul shall live, and I will make for you an everlasting covenant, the dependable mercies of David.
Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live" (Isaiah 55:2-3).
"You are my rock and my fortress." "Incline your ear to me, make haste to deliver me!
"Incline your ear, and come to me," says God in Isaiah 55:3; "listen, so that you may live." The word is not primarily a word of information that we can safely receive and store away, something comfortable and comforting about God.
you will incline your ear to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed." A budget that is balanced on the backs of women and children, a world that is built on the ideas and values of men only, is a world that is only half alive.