Then shalt thou call, and thou shalt hear the LORD; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
Each one speaks vanity with his neighbour: they speak with flattering lips and with a double heart.
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
And he came unto his father and said, My father, and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
and the LORD called Samuel, and he answered, Here am I.
Samech The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
In the same manner delight thyself in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thy heart.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and glorify him.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; likewise, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.
For the people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he who has mercy shall show mercy unto thee; at the voice of thy cry when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? Against whom do ye make a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? Are ye not rebellious sons, a lying seed of transgression,
Is not rather the fast that I have chosen, to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the ties of oppression, to release into freedom those who are broken, and that ye break every yoke?
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips pronounce lies; your tongue speaks evil.
To rebel and to lie against the LORD, and to depart away from our God; the speaking of libel and rebellion, to conceive, and to speak from the heart words of falsehood,
Then ye shall call upon me, and ye shall walk in my ways and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies; therefore, behold, I am against you, said the Lord GOD.
For the idols have spoken vanity and the diviners have seen a lie and have told vain dreams; they comfort in vain; therefore they went their way like sheep; they were humbled because there was no shepherd.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you;
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, then we have confidence in God;