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

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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