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Proverbs 28:9

    Proverbs 28:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As for the man whose ear is turned away from hearing the law, even his prayer is disgusting.

    Webster's Revision

    He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

    World English Bible

    He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

    Definitions for Proverbs 28:9

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28:9

    He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law - Many suppose, if they do not know their duty, they shall not be accountable for their transgressions; and therefore avoid every thing that is calculated to enlighten them. They will not read the Bible, lest they should know the will of Good; and they will not attend Divine ordinances for the same reason. But this pretense will avail them nothing; as he that might have known his master's will, but would not, shall be treated as he shall be who did know it, and disobeyed it. Even the prayers of such a person as this are reputed sin before God.