Proverbs 15:29
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

23 A man has joy by the right answer of his mouth;

     And a word in its season, how fair is it!

If we translate מענה only by "answer," then 23a sounds as a praise of self-complaisance; but it is used of true correspondence (Proverbs 29:19), of fit reply (Job 32:3, Job 32:5), of appropriate answer (cf. 28a, Proverbs 16:1). It has happened to one in his reply to hit the nail on its head, and he has joy from that (שׂמחה ב after שׂמח בּ, e.g., Proverbs 23:24), and with right; for the reply does not always succeed. A reply like this, which, according to circumstances, stops the mouth or bringeth a kiss (Proverbs 24:26), is a fortunate throw, is a gift from above. The synonymous parallel line measures that which is appropriate, not to that which is to be answered, but from a general point of view as to its seasonableness; עת ( equals עדת from יעד) is here "the ethically right, becoming time, determined by the laws of wisdom (moral)" (vid., Orelli, Synonyma der Zeit u. Ewigkeit, p. 48), cf. על־אפניו (translated by Luther 'in its time"), Proverbs 25:11. With מה־טּוב, cf. Proverbs 16:16; both ideas lie in it: that such a word is in itself well-conditioned and successful, and also that it is welcome, agreeable, and of beneficial influence.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

far

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 remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 73:27 For, see, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from you.

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knows afar off.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Ephesians 2:12,13 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

he heareth

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

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 him in truth...

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD...

John 9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

Romans 8:26,27 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought...

James 5:16-18 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed...

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Job 35:13
Surely God does not hear an empty cry, nor does the Almighty regard it.

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

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 desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 1:28
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

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