Proverbs 1:28

“Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall they call vpon mee, but I will not answere; they shall seeke me early, but they shall not finde me:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I will give no answer to their cries; searching for me early, they will not see me:
- Basic English Bible

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

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
- Webster's Bible

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

Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then will they call me, but I will not answer, they will seek me earnestly, but they shall not find me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:28


1:28 Early - With diligence and fervency.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Bobby
    Psalm 019;14 applies, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be example in word and in truth .
  • Felicia
    Proverbs chapter 1 should be read by our children! It gives them great instruction to follow!
  • Ras Allen
    Solomon begins with the importance of applying wisdom and respect for the most high Jah.
  • Irene123
    V. 4 - I had th'ot for a long time the word 'simple' referred to what we call mentally challenged. It's not that at all, nor was it a person that corrected me, it was the Lord Himself; He does that for us; He is so wonderful, but to get back - simple refers to a mind uncluttered with worldly - junk, and pre-conceived ideas of God and His Word.
  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;

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