New American Standard Bible
"Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?
King James Bible
Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Darby Bible Translation
Will �God hear his cry when distress cometh upon him?
World English Bible
Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?
Young's Literal Translation
His cry doth God hear, When distress cometh on him?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? - Coverdale has rendered this Job 27:8-9 so as to make excellent sense, though not strictly in accordance with the original. "What hope hath the hypocrite though he have great good, and though God give him riches after his heart's desire? Doth God hear him the sooner, when he crieth unto him in his necessity?" The object of the verse is to show the miserable condition of a wicked man or a hypocrite. This is shown by the fact which Job asserts, that God will not hear his cry when he feels his need of aid, and when he is induced to call upon him. This is true only when his object in calling upon God is merely for help. If he has no relentings for his sin, and no real confidence in God; if he calls upon him in trouble, intending to return to his sins as soon as the trouble is over, or if such is the state of his mind that God sees that he would return to his sins as soon as his calamities cease, then he cannot be expected to hear him. But if he comes with a penitent heart, and with a sincere purpose to forsake his sins and to devote himself to God, there is no reason to doubt that he would bear him. The argument of Job is in the main sound. It is, that if a man wishes the favor of God, and the assurance that he will hear his prayer, he must lead a holy life. A hypocrite cannot expect his favor: compare the notes at Isaiah 1:15.
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"Then you returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD did not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.
"There they cry out, but He does not answer Because of the pride of evil men.
"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
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