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Proverbs 1:28


Then they will call to me, but I will not answer; they will diligently seek 1  me, but they will not find me.


Ge 6:3; Job 27:9; Job 35:12; Ps 18:41; Ps 78:34-36; Isa 1:15; Jer 11:11; Jer 14:12; Eze 8:18; Ho 5:15; Ho 6:1-4; Mic 3:4; Zec 7:13; Mt 7:22,23; Mt 25:10-12; Lu 13:25-28; Jas 4:3

NET © Notes

tn Heb “look to.” The verb שָׁחַר (shakhar, “to look”) is used figuratively of intensely looking (=seeking) for deliverance out of trouble (W. L. Holladay, Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon, 366); cf. NLT “anxiously search for.” It is used elsewhere in parallelism with בָּקַשׁ (baqash, “to seek rescue”; Hos 5:15). It does not mean “to seek early” (cf. KJV) as is popularly taught due to etymological connections with the noun שַׁחַר (shakhar, “dawn”; so BDB 1007 s.v. שָׁחַר).

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