New Living Translation
God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law.
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.
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CommentaryProverbs 28:9 Parallel Commentaries
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
When his case comes up for judgment, let him be pronounced guilty. Count his prayers as sins.
The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright.
The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives.
But no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at all. Those who choose you pollute themselves.
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