Proverbs 15:29
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New International 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.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

World English Bible
Yahweh is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
Far is Jehovah from the wicked, And the prayer of the righteous He heareth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord is far from the wicked - He is neither near to hear, nor near to help.

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...

Library
God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

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

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.

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

Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

Proverbs 15:8
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

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