Job 35:13
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New International Version
Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it.

King James Bible
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Darby Bible Translation
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

World English Bible
Surely God will not hear an empty cry, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Young's Literal Translation
Surely vanity God doth not hear, And the Mighty doth not behold it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Surely God will not hear vanity - He will not attend to such vain cries; they cry from their oppressions, but they cry not to God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God

Job 22:22-27 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart...

Job 27:8,9 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul...

Proverbs 15:8,29 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight...

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools...

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape...

Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried to me with their heart, when they howled on their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine...

Hosea 8:2,3 Israel shall cry to me, My God, we know you...

Matthew 6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Matthew 20:21,22 And he said to her, What will you? She said to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on your right hand...

James 4:3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts.

regard

Job 30:20 I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Amos 5:22 Though you offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them...

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Questions which Ought to be Asked
ELIHU PERCEIVED the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny to their forgetfulness of God: "None saith, Where is God my Maker?" Surely, had they thought of God they could not have acted so unjustly. Worse still, if I understand Elihu aright, he complained that even among the oppressed there was the same departure in heart from the Lord: they cried out by reason of the arm of the mighty, but unhappily they did not cry unto God their Maker, though he waits
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

'Why Should I?'
Thou saidst, What advantage will it be? What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.' (Job xxxv. 3, 4.) In reading these words I have no wish to enter into the controversy between Job and his friends as to the relationship of physical suffering to sin, but to emphasize a certain mental attitude which they indicate, and which often expresses itself in relation to other things. The human mind is so constituted that men will not commit
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service

An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
THERE are not a few difficulties in the account, which Moses has given of the creation of the world, and of the formation, and temptation, and fall of our first parents. Some by the six days of the creation have understood as many years. Whilst others have thought the creation of the world instantaneous: and that the number of days mentioned by Moses is only intended to assist our conception, who are best able to think of things in order of succession. No one part of this account is fuller of difficulties,
Nathaniel Lardner—An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man

The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
1. A holy joy in God, our privilege as well as our duty.--2. The Christian invited to the exercise of it.--3. By the consideration of temporal mercies.--4. And of spiritual favors.--5. By the views of eternal happiness.--6. And of the mercies of God to others, the living and the dead.--7. The chapter closes with an exhortation to this heavenly exercise. And with an example of the genuine workings of this grateful joy in God. 1. I WOULD now suppose my reader to find, on an examination of his spiritual
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

Job 15:31
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.

Job 27:9
Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?

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

Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.

Micah 3:4
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.

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