Proverbs 28:9
Modern Translations
New International Version
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

New Living Translation
God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law.

English Standard Version
If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.

New American Standard Bible
One who turns his ear away from listening to the Law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

NASB 1995
He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

NASB 1977
He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Amplified Bible
He who turns his ear away from listening to the law [of God and man], Even his prayer is repulsive [to God].

Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law — even his prayer is detestable.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law-- even his prayer is detestable.

Contemporary English Version
God cannot stand the prayers of anyone who disobeys his Law.

Good News Translation
If you do not obey the law, God will find your prayers too hateful to hear.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Surely the prayer of someone who refuses to listen to [God's] teachings is disgusting.

International Standard Version
If someone quits listening to the Law even his prayer is detestable.

NET Bible
The one who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

New King James Version
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

King James 2000 Bible
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

New Heart English Bible
He who turns away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer is an abomination.

World English Bible
He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

American King James Version
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

American Standard Version
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

A Faithful Version
He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination.

Darby Bible Translation
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

English Revised Version
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
He that turneth away his eare fro hearing the Law, euen his prayer shalbe abominable.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
He that turneth away his eare from hearing the lawe, his prayer shalbe abhominable.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
He that turneth awaye his eare from hearinge ye lawe, his prayer shalbe abhorred.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Whoever is turning his ear from hearing the Law, "" Even his prayer [is] an abomination.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is turning his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Smith's Literal Translation
He turning away his ear from hearing the law, also his prayer is an abomination.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer shall be as abomination.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Whoever turns away his ears from listening to the law: his prayer will be detestable.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
He that shuts his ears that he will not hear the Law, even his prayer is defiled.

Lamsa Bible
He who closes his ears from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even he has made his prayer abominable.








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