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.
Darby Bible Translation
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an 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.
Proverbs 28:9 Parallel
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
"We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, And let his prayer become sin.
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!
Behold, you are of no account, And your work amounts to nothing; He who chooses you is an abomination.
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