Matthew 15:10

10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.

Read Matthew 15:10 Using Other Translations

And he called the multitude, and said unto them,Hear, and understand:
And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand:
Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “Listen,” he said, “and try to understand.

What does Matthew 15:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 15:10

And he called the multitude
Having silenced the Scribes and Pharisees, and judging it not worth his while to say any more to men so obstinate and perverse; who were not open to conviction, nor would attend to any argument or reason, though ever so clear and strong, against their darling notions; he leaves them, as both disliking them, and despairing of them, and calls to the common people; who, through their great veneration for these men, upon their coming withdrew, and stood at a distance; nor indeed would they admit them very near unto them, lest they should be polluted by them: Christ, I say, calls to these to come nearer to him, hoping better of them, and knowing that they were more tractable, and teachable; and that there were some among them, that were to be brought off of their former principles and prejudices, to embrace him, and the truths delivered by him:

and said unto them, hear and understand;
this he said, partly, by way of reflection upon the learned Scribes and Pharisees, who, with all their learning, could not hear him so as to understand him; and partly to excite the attention of the multitude to what he had to say; as also to show, that barely to hear with the outward hearing of the ear, will be of no service, unless what is heard is understood; and that the way to understand, is to hear.

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