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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare John 9:31.
LibraryGod, 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 .
"We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
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