Hearken See also Ear; Obedience, Obedient, Obey To hear and obey the voice or teachings of the Lord. The Lord will raise up a prophet like Moses, and the people should hearken to him, Deut. 18:15. To hearken is better than the fat of the rams of sacrifice, 1 Sam. 15:20–23. We have not hearkened unto the Lord’s servants, the prophets, Dan. 9:6. The righteous who hearken unto the words of the prophets shall not perish, 2 Ne. 26:8. If you will not hearken to the voice of the good shepherd, you are not his sheep, Alma 5:38 (Hel. 7:18). Hearken, O ye people of my church, D&C 1:1. Those who hearken to the voice of the Spirit are enlightened and come to the Father, D&C 84:46–47. They were slow to hearken to the Lord; therefore, he is slow to hearken to their prayers, D&C 101:7–9. Those who do not hearken to the commandments are chastened, D&C 103:4 (Moses 4:4).