Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He listens to him.

New American Standard Bible

"We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.

King James Version

Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

And we know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any man is a worshiper of God, and does his will, he listens to this man.

American Standard Version

We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.

Amplified

We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and a worshiper of Him and does His will, He listens to him.

An Understandable Version

We know that God does not listen to sinners [i.e., when they pray]; but God does listen to the person who reveres Him and does what He wants.

Anderson New Testament

We know that God hears not sinners; but if any one be a worshiper of God, and do his will, him he hears.

Bible in Basic English

We have knowledge that God does not give ear to sinners, but if any man is a worshipper of God and does his pleasure, to him God's ears are open.

Common New Testament

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does his will, he listens to him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now 'tis certain, that God does not countenance impostors: but regards him only that is religious, and executes his commands.

Darby Translation

But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.

Godbey New Testament

We know that God hears not sinners: but if any one may be a worshiper of God, and do His will, He hears him.

Goodspeed New Testament

We know that God does not listen to sinful people, but if a man is devout and obeys God, God will listen to him.

John Wesley New Testament

We know that God heareth not sinners; but if a man be a worshiper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone should fear God and do his will, him he will hear.

Julia Smith Translation

And we know that God hears not the sinful: but if any be godly, and do his will, this he hears.

King James 2000

Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

Lexham Expanded Bible

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if someone is devout and does his will, he listens to this one.

Modern King James verseion

But we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we be sure that God heareth not sinners: But if any man be a worshipper of God, and do what his will is, him heareth he.

Moffatt New Testament

God, we know, does not listen to sinners; he listens to anyone who is devout and who obeys his will.

Montgomery New Testament

"We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is God-fearing and does his will, to such he listens.

NET Bible

We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is devout and does his will, God listens to him.

New Heart English Bible

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.

Noyes New Testament

We know that God heareth not sinners; but if any one is a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

Sawyer New Testament

We know that God hears not sinners; but if one is a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

The Emphasized Bible

We know that, God, unto sinners, doth not hearken: but, if one be, a worshipper of God, and be doing, his will, unto this one, he hearkeneth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now we know that God doth not hearken to sinners: but if any man be a devout worshipper, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We know that God never listens to bad men, but, when a man is god-fearing and does God's will, God listens to him.

Webster

Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man is a worshiper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

Weymouth New Testament

We know that God does not listen to bad people, but that if any one is a God-fearing man and obeys Him, to him He listens.

Williams New Testament

We know that God does not listen to sinful men, but He does listen to anyone who worships God and lives to do His will.

World English Bible

We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.

Worrell New Testament

We know that God heareth not sinners; but, if any one is a worshiper of God, and does His will, him He heareth.

Worsley New Testament

Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a servant of God, and do his will, him He heareth.

Youngs Literal Translation

and we have known that God doth not hear sinners, but, if any one may be a worshipper of God, and may do His will, him He doth hear;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

we know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἁμαρτωλός 
Hamartolos 
Usage: 31

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

θεοσεβής 
theosebes 
Usage: 1

and

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

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

his

Usage: 0

will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

him
τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53

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Prayers for John 9:31

Context Readings

The Reaction Of The Pharisees To The Healing

30 “This is an amazing thing,” the man told them. “You don’t know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes! 31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He listens to him. 32 Throughout history no one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of a person born blind.


Cross References

Proverbs 15:29

The Lord is far from the wicked,
but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 28:9

Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law—
even his prayer is detestable.

Isaiah 1:15

When you lift up your hands in prayer,
I will refuse to look at you;
even if you offer countless prayers,
I will not listen.
Your hands are covered with blood.

Job 27:8-9

For what hope does the godless man have when he is cut off,
when God takes away his life?

Psalm 145:19

He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him;
He hears their cry for help and saves them.

Genesis 18:23-33

Abraham stepped forward and said, “Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Genesis 19:29

So it was, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham and brought Lot out of the middle of the upheaval when He demolished the cities where Lot had lived.

Genesis 20:7

Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.”

1 Kings 17:20-22

Then he cried out to the Lord and said, “My Lord God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow I am staying with by killing her son?”

1 Kings 18:36-38

At the time for offering the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet approached the altar and said, “Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that at Your word I have done all these things.

2 Chronicles 32:20-21

King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz prayed about this and cried out to heaven,

Job 35:12

There they cry out, but He does not answer,
because of the pride of evil men.

Job 42:8

Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”

Psalm 18:41

They cry for help, but there is no one to save them
they cry to the Lord, but He does not answer them.

Psalm 34:15-16

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears are open to their cry for help.

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do Your will, my God;
Your instruction lives within me.”

Psalm 66:18-20

If I had been aware of malice in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.

Psalm 99:6

Moses and Aaron were among His priests;
Samuel also was among those calling on His name.
They called to Yahweh and He answered them.

Psalm 106:23

So He said He would have destroyed them—
if Moses His chosen one
had not stood before Him in the breach
to turn His wrath away from destroying them.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God.
May Your gracious Spirit
lead me on level ground.

Proverbs 1:28-29

Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will search for me, but won’t find me.

Proverbs 21:13

The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
will himself also call out and not be answered.

Isaiah 58:9

At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you get rid of the yoke among you,
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,

Jeremiah 11:11

“Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to bring on them disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not hear them.

Jeremiah 14:12

If they fast, I will not hear their cry of despair. If they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. Rather, I will finish them off by sword, famine, and plague.”

Jeremiah 15:1

Then the Lord said to me: “Even if Moses and Samuel should stand before Me, My compassions would not reach out to these people. Send them from My presence, and let them go.

Ezekiel 8:18

Therefore I will respond with wrath. I will not show pity or spare them. Though they cry out in My ears with a loud voice, I will not listen to them.”

Micah 3:4

Then they will cry out to the Lord,
but He will not answer them.
He will hide His face from them at that time
because of the crimes they have committed.

Zechariah 7:13

Just as He had called, and they would not listen, so when they called, I would not listen,” says the Lord of Hosts.

John 4:34

“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work,” Jesus told them.

John 7:17

If anyone wants to do His will, he will understand whether the teaching is from God or if I am speaking on My own.

John 11:41-42

So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You heard Me.

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

Hebrews 10:7

Then I said, “See—
it is written about Me
in the volume of the scroll—
I have come to do Your will, God!”

James 5:15-18

The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

1 John 3:21-22

Dear friends, if our conscience doesn’t condemn us, we have confidence before God

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