incline (one's) ear

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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.
See also: ear, incline

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’.
See also: ear, incline
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He has inclined his ear to me - therefore will I call upon him.
The psalms I memorized are now as much a part of me as the breathing out and breathing in that sustains my life: "I love the Lord because he has heard the voice of my pleading, because he inclined his ear to me when I called upon him" (Ps.