Proverbs 15:29
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New International Version
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

New Living Translation
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

English Standard Version
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

King James Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

International Standard Version
The LORD is far away from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

NET Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah is far from the evil ones and he hears the prayer of the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is far from wicked people, but he hears the prayers of righteous people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

American King James Version
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is far from the wicked: and he will hear the prayers of the just.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

English Revised Version
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

World English Bible
Yahweh is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Far is Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:29. God sets himself at a distance from those who set him at defiance. 30. How delightful to the humbled soul to hear the good report of salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ! 31. Faithful, friendly reproofs help spiritual life, and lead to eternal life. 32. Sinners undervalue their own souls; therefore they prefer the body before the soul, and wrong the soul to please the body. 33. The fear of the Lord will dispose us to search the Scriptures with reverence; and it will cause us to follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit. While we humbly place all our dependence on the grace of God, we are exalted in the righteousness of Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - The Lord is far from the wicked. The maxim is similar to that in ver. 8 and John 9:31, "We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth." God is said to be "far" in the sense of not listening, not regarding with favour (comp. Psalm 10:1). His attention to the righteous is seen in Psalm 145:18, 19. The LXX. introduces here Proverbs 16:8, 9.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is far from the wicked,.... Not as to his essence or powerful presence, which is everywhere, for he is God omnipresent; but with respect to his favour and good will, he is far from helping in distress, and from hearing their cries when they apply unto him in desperate circumstances; nor does he admit them to nearness and communion with him now, as he does the righteous; nor will he receive them to himself at the last day, but bid them depart from him; they are far from him and from his law, and from all righteousness; and he is far from them, and keeps them at a distance from him;

but he heareth the prayer of the righteous; they draw nigh to him, and he draws nigh to them; he is nigh to all that call upon him in truth; and there is none like them that has God so nigh them as they have; his eyes are upon them, and his ears are open to their cries; he is a God hearing and answering their prayers, and bestows upon them the favours they ask for, and stand in need of.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. far … wicked—in His love and favor (Ps 22:11; 119:155).

Proverbs 15:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
28The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous. 30Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.…
Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

Job 35:13
Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it.

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

Proverbs 15:8
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Proverbs 15:30
Light in a messenger's eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

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Psalm 10:1 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the …

Psalm 73:27 For, see, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed …

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the …

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous …

Ephesians 2:12,13 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the …

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Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the …

Psalm 34:15-17 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry…

Psalm 66:18,19 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me…

Psalm 145:18,19 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on …

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, …

John 9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper …

Romans 8:26,27 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what …

James 5:16-18 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are …

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