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.
Proverbs 15:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryGod, 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.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.
Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it.
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
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