Proverbs 15:29

29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Read Proverbs 15:29 Using Other Translations

The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

What does Proverbs 15:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 15:29

The Lord [is] far from the wicked
Not as to his essence or powerful presence, which is everywhere, for he is God omnipresent; but with respect to his favour and good will, he is far from helping in distress, and from hearing their cries when they apply unto him in desperate circumstances; nor does he admit them to nearness and communion with him now, as he does the righteous; nor will he receive them to himself at the last day, but bid them depart from him; they are far from him and from his law, and from all righteousness; and he is far from them, and keeps them at a distance from him; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous;
they draw nigh to him, and he draws nigh to them; he is nigh to all that call upon him in truth; and there is none like them that has God so nigh them as they have; his eyes are upon them, and his ears are open to their cries; he is a God hearing and answering their prayers, and bestows upon them the favours they ask for, and stand in need of.

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