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.

New American Standard 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

American King James Version
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.

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. The eye that sees rightly rejoices the heart; and a good report fattens the bones.

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD 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.
Study Bible
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.

Proverbs 15:30
The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones.

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: …







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

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

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

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

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

of the righteous.
צַדִּיקִ֣ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous
(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. 15:29. God sets himself at a distance from those who set him at defiance. 30. How delightful to the humbled soul to hear the good report of salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ! 31. Faithful, friendly reproofs help spiritual life, and lead to eternal life. 32. Sinners undervalue their own souls; therefore they prefer the body before the soul, and wrong the soul to please the body. 33. The fear of the Lord will dispose us to search the Scriptures with reverence; and it will cause us to follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit. While we humbly place all our dependence on the grace of God, we are exalted in the righteousness of Christ.
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