New International Version
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,
King James Bible
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
Darby Bible Translation
-- then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me early, and shall not find me.
World English Bible
Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;
Young's Literal Translation
Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.
Proverbs 1:28 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Your destruction cometh as a whirlwind - כסופה kesuphah, as the all-prostrating blast. Sense and sound are here well expressed. Suphah here is the gust of wind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they shall seek
LibraryA Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
1 Samuel 8:18
When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."
Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?
He does not answer when people cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked.
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
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