Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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:

Holman Bible

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

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;

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 your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress. 28 Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not. 29 Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.


Cross References

Job 27:9

His cry doth God hear, When distress cometh on him?

Isaiah 1:15

And in your spreading forth your hands, I hide mine eyes from you, Also when ye increase prayer, I do not hear, Your hands of blood have been full.

Jeremiah 11:11

Therefore thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in unto them evil, That they are not able to go out from, And they have cried unto Me, And I do not hearken unto them.

Ezekiel 8:18

And I also deal in fury, Mine eye doth not pity, nor do I spare, and they have cried in Mine ears -- a loud voice -- and I do not hear them.'

Micah 3:4

Then do they cry unto Jehovah, And He doth not answer them, And hideth His face from them at that time, As they have made evil their doings.

Zechariah 7:13

And it cometh to pass, as He called, And they have not hearkened, So do they call, and I do not hearken, Said Jehovah of Hosts.

1 Samuel 8:18

And ye have cried out in that day because of the king whom ye have chosen for yourselves, and Jehovah doth not answer you in that day.'

Job 35:12

There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers.

Psalm 18:41

They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth not answer them.

Jeremiah 14:12

When they fast, I hearken not unto their cry, And when they cause to ascend burnt-offering and present, I accept them not, For by sword, and by famine, And by pestilence, I am consuming them.

James 4:3

ye ask, and ye receive not, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend it.

Genesis 6:3

And Jehovah saith, 'My Spirit doth not strive in man -- to the age; in their erring they are flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years.

Psalm 78:34-36

If He slew them, then they sought Him, And turned back, and sought God earnestly,

Proverbs 8:17

I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.

Hosea 5:15-4

I go -- I turn back unto My place, Till that they are desolate, and have sought My face. In their distress they do seek Me speedily!'

Matthew 7:22-23

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name done many mighty things?

Matthew 25:10-12

'And while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those ready went in with him to the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut;

Luke 13:25-28

from the time the master of the house may have risen up, and may have shut the door, and ye may begin without to stand, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, lord, open to us, and he answering shall say to you, I have not known you whence ye are,

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