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

New Living Translation
But it is wrong to say God doesn’t listen, to say the Almighty isn’t concerned.

English Standard Version
Surely God does not hear an empty cry, nor does the Almighty regard it.

Berean Study Bible
Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of it.

King James Bible
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

New King James Version
Surely God will not listen to empty talk, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

New American Standard Bible
“God certainly will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

NASB 1995
"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

NASB 1977
“Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

Amplified Bible
“Surely God will not listen to an empty cry [which lacks trust], Nor will the Almighty regard it.

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries, and the Almighty does not take note of it —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, God does not listen to empty cries, and the Almighty does not take note of it--

American Standard Version
Surely God will not hear an empty cry , Neither will the Almighty regard it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God does not hear uselessly, neither does God praise such

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord desires not to look on error, for he is the Almighty One.

Contemporary English Version
If God All-Powerful refuses to answer their empty prayers,

Douay-Rheims Bible
God therefore will not hear in vain, and the Almighty will look into the causes of every one.

English Revised Version
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Good News Translation
It is useless for them to cry out; Almighty God does not see or hear them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Surely, God doesn't listen to idle complaints. The Almighty doesn't even pay attention to them.

International Standard Version
Theirs is a useless plea— God won't listen; the Almighty won't pay any attention.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely God will not hear vanity, Neither will the Almighty regard it.

Literal Standard Version
Surely God does not hear vanity, "" And the Mighty does not behold it.

NET Bible
Surely it is an empty cry--God does not hear it; the Almighty does not take notice of it.

New Heart English Bible
Surely God will not hear an empty cry, neither will Shaddai regard it.

World English Bible
Surely God will not hear an empty cry, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Young's Literal Translation
Surely vanity God doth not hear, And the Mighty doth not behold it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
12There they cry out, but He does not answer, because of the pride of evil men. 13Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of it. 14How much less, then, when you say that you do not see Him, that your case is before Him and you must wait for Him,…

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.

Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?

Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you multiply your prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to bring upon them a disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not listen to them.

Micah 3:4
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done.


Treasury of Scripture

Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

God

Job 22:22-27
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart…

Job 27:8,9
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? …

Proverbs 15:8,29
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight…

regard

Job 30:20
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

Psalm 102:17
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Amos 5:22
Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.









(13) God will not hear vanity.--Some understand this as part of the cry in Job 35:12 : "Seeing it is all in vain, God doth not hear, neither doth the Almighty regard it."

Verse 13. - Surely God will not hear vanity. God will not hear prayers that are rendered "vain" by sin or defect in those who offer them, as by a want of faith, piety, humility, or resignation. Neither will the Almighty regard any such petitions.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
אַךְ־ (’a·ḵō·šā-)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

does not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

listen
יִשְׁמַ֥ע ׀ (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to empty pleas,
שָׁ֭וְא (w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

and the Almighty
וְ֝שַׁדַּ֗י (wə·šad·day)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7706: The Almighty

does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

take note of it.
יְשׁוּרֶֽנָּה׃ (yə·šū·ren·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7789: To spy out, survey, lurk for, care for


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