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Exodus 21:6 (c) This describes the binding of the Christian to his Lord for permanent obedience wherein his ears are open only to the call of GOD. (See also Deuteronomy 15:17).

Exodus 29:20 (b) In this and other passages we find a type concerning the consecrated hearing of the believer. As in the case of the piercing of the ear, which is described in Exodus 21:6, the anointing of the ear carries the same truth. The ear that has been touched by the oil is now to be devoted only to listening to GOD's messages, and is to refuse the call of all other leaders. (See also Leviticus 8:23, Leviticus 14:14).

Deuteronomy 32:1 (a) The people of the earth are evidently indicated by this passage, and the Lord wants all people of every kind, everywhere, to listen to His voice, and hear His message. (See also Isaiah 1:2; Joel 1:2).

2 Kings 19:16 (a) This is a request from the man of GOD for GOD to listen closely to his petition. It reveals a very close and intimate fellowship with GOD. In many places in the Scripture this same truth is mentioned, and men who knew GOD intimately wanted to be sure that His ear was open to their cry. GOD also asks us for our ears, meaning that He desires to have us listen closely to His Word, and understand fully the meaning of His message. It will not be necessary to enumerate the various Scriptures, for there are many which reveal these two truths. The reader will find them quite obvious as he studies the various passages. (See also Deuteronomy 1:45).

Psalm 40:6 (b) This is one of the prophetic Psalm in which it is indicated that the Lord JESUS CHRIST was a permanent servant of GOD the Father, and that His ears were only open to GOD's call. It is a fulfillment of Deuteronomy 15:17.

Psalm 45:10 (a) The Lord hereby expresses a deep desire for Israel to listen to His message sent from Heaven. (See also Revelation 2:11, Revelation 2:17, Revelation 2:29; Revelation 3:6, Revelation 3:13, Revelation 3:22).

Isaiah 48:8 (a) It is quite evident that GOD knew before Israel became a nation that their ears would be closed many times to His call and they would refuse to listen.

Isaiah 50:4 (a) This passage is spoken prophetically of our Lord JESUS CHRIST is saying that He was constantly listening for His Father's voice, and the messages from His GOD.

Isaiah 59:1 (a) We are assured that GOD does not close His ears to the cry of His children, but is always listening for any message that truly comes to Him from our hearts.

Jeremiah 6:10 (b) These hearers had not been turned away from the things of the world and therefore were not wholly devoted to GOD. GOD expects His people to cut off the hearing for voices other than His.

Jeremiah 7:24 (a) Animals are able to turn their ears one way while their faces are in an opposite direction. People cannot do so. Our ears are stiff. GOD has so made us that when our ears are turned toward any sound, the face also must be turned in the same direction. When GOD speaks to us He wants us to be looking at Him. In this passage, the rebellious people of GOD refused to turn their faces toward the Lord. Therefore, their ears were not turned toward Him. They were listening to other voices. (See also Jeremiah 25:4; Jeremiah 34:14; Jeremiah 35:15; Jeremiah 44:5; 2 Chronicles 24:19; Nehemiah 9:30).

Amos 3:12 (a) This prophecy is to tell us that one day Israel will walk with GOD again (the two legs), and will also again listen to GOD's voice (the ear). This will occur when Israel is again restored to their national position at Jerusalem.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Ear'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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