The Bible Project | – Shema – Listen

Is hearing and listening the same thing? In this video, discover how sound entering your ear-drums isn’t synonymous with “listening”, at least from a biblical perspective. This video is the first installment of our Word Studies series, a six-part exploration of the ancient biblical prayer called “The Shema.”

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  1. The duality applies in Romanian: ascultă – listen, be obedient (do as you were being told – thus the things you HEARD me say). A listening child is one that behaves. Wait, wouldn't HEED fit this in English ?

  2. Thank you for the lessons, I just started listening but not really listening in the Hebrew content, I listen for words in Hebrew music and now I want to know more the meaning of why we PRAISE GOD OUR LORD.
    GREAT JOB YOU TWO. MAY YOUR MINISTRY CONTINUE THANK YOU AGAIN from dora torres in squaw valley ca 93675.

  3. Also his name is not Jesus its Yashya…The letter j did not exist during my saviors time …stop teaching the bible we know who we are now The Most High is waking us up and were taking back our history The Bible Thawada

  4. “Simon says” is simply a game of “She-ma says”, where the player is tested on whether or not he/she is paying true attention to whatever is being said.

    You lose when you don’t listen carefully.

    Wow

  5. Yesterday I was walking on the stairs when i saw a moth. I am TERRIFIED of moths because I had a very bad encounter with one some years ago. So I ran back upstairs and was a scared to go down. I gained some confidence and went downstairs again. There was nothing there. I picked up my toothbrush and started to brush my teeth. Then Jesus spoke to me.
    He said, " Child, why are you so afraid?"
    "There was a moth…" I replied.
    Then He paused and asked me, " Are you afraid of Satan?"
    I answered confidently, "Why should I be afraid? You are always there for me. I have nothing to fear when I'm with You."
    Then He said this, "Then why should you be afraid of a little moth? Satan is very dangerous, but that little moth can do nothing to you. Why should you be afraid of a harmless moth?"
    God bless you 🙂

  6. The Bible/torash 'book' = a compendium of fire side tales and fables,

    recounted orally ,

    for generations by goat herders and primitive tribes from the stone age,

    until writing was invented,

    and then, many different sources, transliterations, and versions were copied and written down..

    ''The Bible was created during a time where stories were verbally passed down over hundreds of years.

    Stories constantly morphed and changed over time, and the Bible is a collection of these.

    This is why it has the nearly identical flood story from Gilgamesh, and why Jesus has the same characteristics as Dionysus, Osiris, Horus, Mithra, and Krishna.

    The contradictions and immorality in the stories are not evidence that God is flawed or evil,

    but rather that humans invented him, just like the thousands of other gods that we used to, but no longer believe in.''

    ..and to answer the questions of the many fears and mysteries of our universe, like 'thunder' and earthquakes, since there was no science yet.

    That was the old Testament….

    The new Testes is also hearsay since these letters, 'gospels' and stories were written by the loyal faithful, the camp followers,

    not by objective historians at that particular time,

    or by any contemporary writers,

    and these tales were written many years after the supposed events of this mythical Jesus.

    There is essentially very little evidence of a Jesus in real documented history.

    A couple of spurious Roman reports, and all the rest anecdotal.

    …but more importantly …a jesus' existence is not an issue!

    A jesus is irrelevant without a god !

    Then, many of these stories, but not all, as many were not chosen,

    [ There are more than just four Gospels but only these four were agreed on ],

    were compiled for one self-absorbed converted Roman Emperor in his Nicean Council,

    for his expressed purpose of conquest

    and

    control of the people of Europe for his Holy Roman Empire.

    He recognised that this was the perfect religion/mythology for the future domination of the populaces.

    Half of the stories were ignored by the Nicean Bishops and none have been proven to be based on fact.

    This 'Bable' book is backed up by absolutely no facts and no evidence.

    It is not proof for any god(s) ….(or of any jesus as a god…)

    The fables are intertwined within historical places and people…

    eg Egypt and the Pharaohs existed,

    whereas Moses and the Exodus did not happen…!

    It is a historical novel

    …. ie A book of fiction….

    Only!

    The Bible book is proof of a book … ONLY (certainly not evidence of any gods…)

    PROVE a god!

  7. Please mention the day of the Sabbath no one talks about it and we all should know that Saturday is meant for worship not Sunday. Saturday is meant for rest and worship,for this is a holy day. We have been lied to by our churches and wrongfully lied to by counterfeit preachers.

  8. There's five words in the Bible for the word wait, an the only one in all of creation that was with the father before everything else existed, Jesus the savior of the world, as we wait for Jesus to come in the Clouds Of Heaven, an as we wait on the father and know that every word that came out of Jesus's mouth is exactly what the father wants us to know, that's the word that became flesh and dwelt Among Us, the savior of the world, Jesus the Christ, An he is the Bishop and overseer of our souls, and the last high priest will ever need, and not only is he the only name under heaven in which a man might be saved, he is Emmanuel.

  9. These events happened in my dream:
    I was with a group of friends, they knee sign language. I asked this guy what "listen" was in SL and showed me it.

    Then I woke up, after that dream i searched "listen" is SL
    and it turned out that what the guy showed me was listen or at least almost close to it. Funny thing is i don't know anyone who knows SL nor do i know SL. Then i concluded that maybe God wanted me to listen to my parents but lo and behold i see this in my recommendation.

  10. Revelations 2 and 9 Revelations 3 and 9 the fake people notice that says them who call themselves Jews in the latter days you see my people are not calling ourselves Jews we call ourselves Hebrew Israelites blood descended from Abraham Isaac and Jacob from the line of Shem not ham and not the other Wicked son japheth

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