Proverbs 15:29
New International Version
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

New Living Translation
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

English Standard Version
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New King James Version
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

NASB 1995
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

NASB 1977
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Amplified Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked [and distances Himself from them], But He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous [that is, those with spiritual integrity and moral courage].

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH is far from the evil ones and he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
God is far from the ungodly; but he hearkens to the prayers of the righteous. Better are small receipts with righteousness, than abundant fruits with unrighteousness. Let the heart of a man think justly, that his steps may be rightly ordered of God.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD never even hears the prayers of the wicked, but he answers the prayers of all who obey him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is far from the wicked: and he will hear the prayers of the just.

English Revised Version
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Good News Translation
When good people pray, the LORD listens, but he ignores those who are evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is far from wicked people, but he hears the prayers of righteous people.

International Standard Version
The LORD is far away from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is far from the wicked; But He heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH [is] far from the wicked, And He hears the prayer of the righteous.

NET Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
28The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil. 29The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. 30The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones.…

Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.

Job 35:13
Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of 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 out to 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 on me, but I will not answer; they will earnestly seek me, but will not find me.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

far

Psalm 10:1
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself 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, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

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 upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry…

Psalm 66:18,19
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: …









(29) He heareth the prayer of the righteous.--For they desire above all things to do His will, and so their petitions to this effect are heard by Him.

Verse 29. - The Lord is far from the wicked. The maxim is similar to that in ver. 8 and John 9:31, "We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth." God is said to be "far" in the sense of not listening, not regarding with favour (comp. Psalm 10:1). His attention to the righteous is seen in Psalm 145:18, 19. The LXX. introduces here Proverbs 16:8, 9.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is far
רָח֣וֹק (rā·ḥō·wq)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

from the wicked,
מֵרְשָׁעִ֑ים (mê·rə·šā·‘îm)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

but He hears
יִשְׁמָֽע׃ (yiš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the prayer
וּתְפִלַּ֖ת (ū·ṯə·p̄il·laṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

of the righteous.
צַדִּיקִ֣ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous


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