New Living Translation
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.
King James Bible
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
Darby Bible Translation
But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.
World English Bible
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.
Young's Literal Translation
and we have known that God doth not hear sinners, but, if any one may be a worshipper of God, and may do His will, him He doth hear;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:31 We - Even we of the populace, know that God heareth not sinners - Not impenitent sinners, so as to answer their prayers in this manner. The honest courage of this man in adhering to the truth, though he knew the consequence, John 9:22, gives him claim to the title of a confessor.
LibraryThe Brevity of Life.
"I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh."--ST. JOHN ix. 4. There are few things more commonly disregarded by us in our early years than the brevity of our life through all its successive stages, and the fleeting nature of its opportunities. In childhood we are almost entirely unconscious of both these characteristics of life. Indeed, it would hardly be natural if it were otherwise. That reflective habit which dwells upon them is the result of our experience, …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Words of the Gospel, John ix. 4 and 31, "We must Work the Works of Him that Sent Me," Etc. Against the Arians. And
On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
Then you returned and wept before the LORD, but he refused to listen.
For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?
But it is wrong to say God doesn't listen, to say the Almighty isn't concerned.
The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.
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