Proverbs 1:28
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New International Version
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

King James Bible
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Darby Bible Translation
-- then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me early, and shall not find me.

World English Bible
Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;

Young's Literal Translation
Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Your destruction cometh as a whirlwind - כסופה kesuphah, as the all-prostrating blast. Sense and sound are here well expressed. Suphah here is the gust of wind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall they

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh...

Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?

Job 35:12 There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Psalm 18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even to the LORD, but he answered them not.

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...

Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them...

Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in my ears with a loud voice...

Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time...

Zechariah 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, said the LORD of hosts:

Matthew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils...

Matthew 25:10-12 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut...

Luke 13:25-28 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

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

they shall seek

Psalm 78:34-36 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God...

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Hosea 6:1-4 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up...

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A Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Preface to the Reader.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
James 4:3
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

1 Samuel 8:18
When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."

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

Job 35:12
He does not answer when people cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked.

Psalm 18:41
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.

Psalm 66:18
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

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