PROVERBS 1:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Proverbs 1:28 Translation & Meaning

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Then אָ֣ז At that time or place; also as a conjunction, therefore Then
shall they call upon יִ֭קְרָאֻנְנִי To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) call upon
me, but I will not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
answer; אֶֽעֱנֶ֑ה Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce answer
they shall seek me early, יְ֝שַׁחֲרֻ֗נְנִי Properly, to dawn, i.e., (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension, to search for (with painstaking) seek early
but they shall not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
find יִמְצָאֻֽנְנִי׃ Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present find
me: יִמְצָאֻֽנְנִי׃ Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present me

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  • 26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

  • 27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

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

  • 29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:

  • 30  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.




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