Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

"Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.

A Conservative Version

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me,

American Standard Version

Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:

Amplified

Then will they call upon me [Wisdom] but I will not answer; they will seek me early and diligently but they will not find me.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Then they shall call upon me, and I will not answer; they shall seek me, and shall not find me;

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not hear: they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me.

NET Bible

Then they will call to me, but I will not answer; they will diligently seek me, but they will not find me.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Then, will they call me, but I will not answer, they will seek me diligently, but shall not find me.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
upon me, but I will not answer
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 12

but they shall not find
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Fausets

Prayers for Proverbs 1:28

Context Readings

The Call Of Lady Wisdom

27 when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when trouble and stress overcome you.
28 Then they will call me, but I won’t answer;
they will search for me, but won’t find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,


Cross References

Job 27:9

Will God hear his cry
when distress comes on him?

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.

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.

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.

1 Samuel 8:18

When that day comes, you will cry out because of the king you’ve chosen for yourselves, but the Lord won’t answer you on that day.”

Job 35:12

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

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.

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.”

James 4:3

You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.

Genesis 6:3

And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain with mankind forever, because they are corrupt. Their days will be 120 years.”

Psalm 78:34-36

When He killed some of them,
the rest began to seek Him;
they repented and searched for God.

Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me,
and those who search for me find me.

Hosea 5:15-4

I will depart and return to My place
until they recognize their guilt and seek My face;
they will search for Me in their distress.

Matthew 7:22-23

On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’

Matthew 25:10-12

“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Luke 13:25-28

once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up for us!’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from.’

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