Proverbs 15:29
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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.

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
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Compare John 9:31.

Proverbs 15:29 Parallel Commentaries

God, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction,"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
To Rechared, King of the Visigoths [82] . Gregory to Rechared, &c. I cannot express in words, most excellent son, how much I am delighted with thy work and thy life. For on hearing of the power of a new miracle in our days, to wit that the whole nation of the Goths has through thy Excellency been brought over from the error of Arian heresy to the firmness of a right faith, one is disposed to exclaim with the prophet, This is the change wrought by the right hand of the Most High (Ps. lxxvi. 11 [83]
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
John 9:31
"We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.

Job 35:13
"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

Psalm 145:19
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.

Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

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