Proverbs 1:28
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New Living Translation
"When they cry for help, I will not answer. Though they anxiously search for me, they 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.

Proverbs 1:28 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:28 Early - With diligence and fervency.

Proverbs 1:28 Parallel Commentaries

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The Great Unknown
"I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded."--Prov. i. 24. "There standeth One among you, whom ye know not."--John i. 26. C. P. C. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Why dost Thou pass unheeded, Treading with piercèd feet The halls of the kingly palace, The busy street? Oh marvellous in Thy beauty, Crowned with the light of God, Why fall they not down to worship Where Thou has trod? Why are Thy hands extended Beseeching whilst men pass by With their empty
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

How the Whole and the Sick are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 13.) Differently to be admonished are the whole and the sick. For the whole are to be admonished that they employ the health of the body to the health of the soul: lest, if they turn the grace of granted soundness to the use of iniquity, they be made worse by the gift, and afterwards merit the severer punishments, in that they fear not now to use amiss the more bountiful gifts of God. The whole are to be admonished that they despise not the opportunity of winning health for ever.
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How those are to be Admonished with whom Everything Succeeds According to their Wish, and those with whom Nothing Does.
(Admonition 27.) Differently to be admonished are those who prosper in what they desire in temporal matters, and those who covet indeed the things that are of this world, but yet are wearied with the labour of adversity. For those who prosper in what they desire in temporal matters are to be admonished, when all things answer to their wishes, lest, through fixing their heart on what is given, they neglect to seek the giver; lest they love their pilgrimage instead of their country; lest they turn
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

The Reader Reminded How Much He Needs the Assistance of the Spirit of God to Form Him to the Temper Described Above, and what Encouragement He
1. Forward resolutions may prove ineffectual.--2. Yet religion is not to be given up in despair, but Divine grace to be sought.--3. A general view of its reality and necessity, from reason.--4. And Scripture.--5. The spirit to be sought as the spirit of Christ.--6. And in that view the great strength of the soul.--7. The encouragement there is to hope for the communication of it.--8. A concluding exhortation to pray for it. And an humble address to God pursuant to that exhortation. I HAVE now laid
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
James 4:3
And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong--you want only what will give you pleasure.

1 Samuel 8:18
When that day comes, you will beg for relief from this king you are demanding, but then the LORD will not help you."

Job 27:9
Will God listen to their cry when trouble comes upon them?

Job 35:12
And when they cry out, God does not answer because of their pride.

Psalm 18:41
They called for help, but no one came to their rescue. They even cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer.

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

Proverbs 8:17
"I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.

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