Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For the Lord watches the righteous, and he pays attention to their prayers. But the Lord opposes those who do wrong."

New American Standard Bible

"FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL."

King James Version

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Holman Bible

because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and His ears are open to their request.
But the face of the Lord is against
those who do what is evil.

A Conservative Version

Because the eyes of Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears to their supplication, but the face of Lord is against men who do evil things.

American Standard Version

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, And his ears unto their supplication: But the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil.

Amplified

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), and His ears are attentive to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil [to oppose them, to frustrate, and defeat them].

An Understandable Version

For the Lord's eyes see what the righteous person does and He hears their [earnest] prayers, but the Lord looks with disapproval on the person who does wrong."

Anderson New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry: but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

Bible in Basic English

For the eyes of the Lord are on the upright, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

Common New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the eyes of the Lord are upon the virtuous, and his ears attend to their prayers, but the wicked he discountenances."

Darby Translation

because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears towards their supplications; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their supplication; but the face of the Lord is against the workers of iniquity."

Godbey New Testament

because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry: but the face of the Lord is against those doing evil.

Goodspeed New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are upon upright men, And his ears are open to their entreaty, But the Lord's face is set against men that do wrong."

John Wesley New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers, but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.

Julia Smith Translation

For the eyes of the Lord upon the just, and his ears to their prayer: and the face of the Lord against them doing evil.

King James 2000

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the eyes of the Lord [are] on the righteous, and his ears [are open to] their prayer. But the face of the Lord [is] against those who do evil.

Modern King James verseion

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears open to their prayers. But the Lord's face is against those who do evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord beholdeth them that do evil.

Moffatt New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are on the upright, and his ears are open to their cry; but the face of the Lord is set against wrongdoers.

Montgomery New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, And his ears are open to their cry; But the face of the Lord is set against evil-doers.

NET Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer. But the Lord's face is against those who do evil.

New Heart English Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Noyes New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their supplication; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Sawyer New Testament

for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Because, the eyes of the Lord, are towards the righteous, and his ears, unto their supplication, - Whereas, the face of the Lord, is against them that are doing mischievous things.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the just, and his ears open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against those who practise wicked things.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And his ears are attentive to their prayers, But the face of the Lord is set against those who do wrong.'

Webster

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Weymouth New Testament

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open to their supplication; but the face of the Lord is set against evil-doers."

Williams New Testament

Because the eyes of the Lord are on upright men, and His ears listen to their pleading cries, but His face is against them that do wrong."

World English Bible

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Worrell New Testament

because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are toward their supplication; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Worsley New Testament

let him seek peace, and pursue it: for the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."

Youngs Literal Translation

because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears -- to their supplication, and the face of the Lord is upon those doing evil;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the eyes
ὀφθαλμός 
Ophthalmos 
Usage: 57

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643
Usage: 643

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the righteous
δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

his

Usage: 0

οὖς 
Ous 
ear
Usage: 14

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267


Usage: 0

δέησις 
Deesis 
Usage: 19

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the face
πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
Usage: 70

is against
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

them that do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

References

Images 1 Peter 3:12

Prayers for 1 Peter 3:12

Context Readings

Called To Inherit A Blessing

11 He must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the Lord watches the righteous, and he pays attention to their prayers. But the Lord opposes those who do wrong." 13 Who will harm you if you are devoted to doing what is good?


Cross References

Leviticus 17:10

"If anyone from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you eats any form of blood, I'll oppose that person who ate the blood and eliminate him from his people,

Leviticus 20:3

As for me, I'll oppose that man. I'll eliminate him from contact with his people for sacrificing his children to Molech, thereby defiling my sanctuary and profaning my holy name.

Leviticus 20:6

"I'll oppose and eliminate from contact with his people whoever consults mediums or familiar spirits, thereby committing spiritual prostitution with them.

Leviticus 26:17

I'll set my face against you so that you'll be defeated before your enemies. Those who hate you will have dominion over you and you'll keep fleeing even when no one is pursuing you.

Deuteronomy 11:12

a land about which the LORD your God is always concerned, because the eyes of the LORD are continuously on it throughout the entire year."

2 Chronicles 7:15

"Now therefore my eyes will remain open and my ears will remain listening to the prayers that are offered in this place.

2 Chronicles 16:9

The LORD's eyes keep on roaming throughout the earth, looking for those whose hearts completely belong to him, so that he may strongly support them. But because you have acted foolishly in this, from now on you will have wars."

Psalm 11:4

The LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD's throne is in the heavens. His eyes see, his glance examines humanity.

Psalm 34:15-16

The LORD looks on the righteous, and he listens to their cries.

Psalm 65:2

Since you hear prayer, everybody will come to you.

Psalm 80:16

was burned with fire, cut off, and destroyed on account of your rebuke.

Proverbs 15:3

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, observing both the evil and the good.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 15:29

The LORD is far away from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

Jeremiah 21:10

Indeed, I'm firmly decided I'm sending calamity to this city, not good," declares the LORD. "It will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will set it on fire."'

Ezekiel 15:7

to punishment. They may have escaped one fire, but the coming fire will burn them up completely, and they will know that I am the LORD, when I set myself in opposition to them

Zechariah 4:10

For who has despised the time of insignificant things? They will rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven lights represent the eyes of the LORD, which are looking throughout all of the earth."

John 9:31

We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he does listen to anyone who worships him and does his will.

James 5:16

Therefore, make it your habit to confess your sins to one another and to pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

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