Proverbs 28:9
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New International Version
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

New Living Translation
God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law.

English Standard Version
If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

New American Standard Bible
He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

King James Bible
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law-- even his prayer is detestable.

International Standard Version
If someone quits listening to the Law even his prayer is detestable.

NET Bible
The one who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

New Heart English Bible
He who turns away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that shuts his ears that he will not hear the Law, even his prayer is defiled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Surely the prayer of someone who refuses to listen to [God's] teachings is disgusting.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

New American Standard 1977
He who turns away his ear from listening to the law,
            Even his prayer is an abomination.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

King James 2000 Bible
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

American King James Version
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

American Standard Version
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer shall be as abomination.

Darby Bible Translation
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

English Revised Version
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

World English Bible
He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is turning his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:1 Sin makes men cowards. Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. 2. National sins disturb the public repose. 3. If needy persons get opportunities of oppressing, their extortion will be more severe than that of the more wealthy. 4. Wicked people strengthen one another in wicked ways. 5. If a man seeks the Lord, it is a good sign that he understands much, and it is a good means of understanding more. 6. An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. 7. Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. 8. That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified. 9. The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. 10. The success of ungodly men is their own misery. 11. Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. 12. There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. 13. It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. He who covers his sins, shall not have any true peace. He who humbly confesses his sins, with true repentance and faith, shall find mercy from God. The Son of God is our great atonement. Under a deep sense of our guilt and danger, we may claim salvation from that mercy which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. 14. There is a fear which causes happiness. Faith and love will deliver from the fear of eternal misery; but we should always fear offending God, and fear sinning against him. 15. A wicked ruler, whatever we may call him, this scripture calls a roaring lion, and a ranging bear. 16. Oppressors want understanding; they do not consult their own honour, ease, and safety. 17. The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him.
Study Bible
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
8He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor. 9He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination. 10He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.…
Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.

Psalm 66:18
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;

Psalm 109:7
When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin.

Proverbs 10:3
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Isaiah 41:24
Behold, you are of no account, And your work amounts to nothing; He who chooses you is an abomination.
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Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

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