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Mark 4:9 New English Translation (NET Bible)

And he said, “Whoever has ears to hear had better listen!”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 4:9 tn The translation “had better listen!” captures the force of the third person imperative more effectively than the traditional “let him hear,” which sounds more like a permissive than an imperative to the modern English reader. This was Jesus’ common expression to listen and heed carefully (cf. Matt 11:15; 13:9, 43; Mark 4:23; Luke 8:8; 14:35).
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