Matthew 13:9

9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

Matthew 13:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
ESV
9 He who has ears, let him hear."
NLT
9 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
MSG
9 "Are you listening to this? Really listening?"
CSB
9 Anyone who has ears should listen!"

Matthew 13:9 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 13:9

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
] Not externally only, but internally; he that has ears given him to hear, so as to understand, let him make use of them, and seriously consider of, and diligently attend to the use and importance of this parable. It is a way of speaking used by Christ, when anything of moment was delivered, and not so easy to be understood, on purpose to quicken the attention of his auditors, and stir up in them a desire of understanding what was said; which effect this had upon his disciples; see ( Mark 4:10 ) ( Luke 8:9 ) .

Matthew 13:9 In-Context

7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 11:15