Proverbs 28:9

“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that turneth away his eare from hearing the law, euen his prayer shalbe abomination.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As for the man whose ear is turned away from hearing the law, even his prayer is disgusting.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Whoso is turning his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer [is] an abomination.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 28

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the Righteous are BOLD AS A LION, AMEN. Shalom.
  • BSP
    The one who turns away from listening to God but then tries to offer a prayer to God is something detestable to Him as verse 9 shows.
  • Jerry
    V1, is one of my favorite verses in the Bible, i do not have to fear, because i know that I am doing that which is right in the eyes of God and man, and my conscience is clear, I can then be bold as a lion and make my stand for that which is right.
  • Sims
    Bill re v 13 I agree up to a point, let me explain. And let me start at the end, God deals in judgement and mercy. A persons conscience will always condem him her especially when one hardens their heart. The Holy Spirit convicts each and every one of us about our own personal predisposition. Christians need to know and remember, flesh was bad when we were non-believers, it's the same now that we're believers, in Christ. And there is now NO condemnation, we are new creatures in Christ. I'm just encouraging people to be blameless across the board in their daily life. God bless you all for we are His kin, tasked to love one another, amen.
  • Ruby Dixon for verse 14
    i recognize that our God addresses us in different ways sometimes man, woman, child, peoples,nations,but when he says man i think he is addressing human thereby i feel convicted and want to fear HIM with Loving fear and obey Him...
  • if you are not save..you will not understand the bible..God said those who live a worldly life will not know..me or my son..you half to repent and ask the lord to forgive you of your sins..and put your love,faith,trust in our lord and savior..or you will never understand the bible..

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