Proverbs 28:9; Isaiah 59:2; John 9:31; James 4:3; Job 27:9

If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,

even his qprayer is an abomination.

cbut your iniquities have made a separation

between you and your God,

and your sins have hidden his face from you

so that he does not hear.

31 We know that lGod does not listen to sinners, but mif anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask zwrongly, to spend it on your passions.

bWill God hear his cry

when distress comes upon him?