Hearing the Voice of God

Who All Heard the Voice of God in the Bible? 5 Key People

The Bible recounts numerous instances where prophets, leaders, and ordinary people claim to have heard the voice of God. In Christianity, God is seen as omnipotent and capable of communicating with humans in different ways, including through auditory experiences like hearing a voice. 

In this post, we explore the question of who has heard the voice of God in the Bible by listing 5 key people, what they heard, and the significance. Keep reading to learn more!



Who All Heard the Voice of God in the Bible?

In the Bible, there are several people who are said to have heard the voice of God. Following are 5 of them:

1. Moses:

Moses famously heard the voice of God speaking to him from the burning bush, instructing him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3:1-10).

2. Abraham:

Abraham is said to have heard the voice of God on multiple occasions, including when God called him to leave his homeland and go to a land that He would show him (Genesis 12:1-3).

3. Elijah:

Elijah heard the voice of God in a still, small voice after a powerful wind, earthquake, and fire passed by (1 Kings 19:11-13).

4. Samuel:

Samuel, as a young boy serving in the temple, heard the voice of God calling him by name, which eventually led to his role as a prophet and judge in Israel (1 Samuel 3:1-10).

5. Isaiah:

Isaiah heard the voice of God in a vision in the temple, where he received his commission as a prophet (Isaiah 6:1-8).


Listed above are 5 key people who were said to have heard the voice of God in the Bible.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive. There are multiple people from the Bible who communicated with God in various ways. We will explore more of these instances in a future post.


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