Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God AND DOES HIS WILL, He hears him.
Then they will cry to the LORD,
But He will not hear them;
He will even hide His face from them at that time,
Because they HAVE been evil in their deeds.
The LORD is far from the wicked,
But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that HE WILL NOT HEAR.
If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
BECAUSE THEY HATED KNOWLEDGE
And did not choose the fear of the LORD,
They would have none of my counsel
And despised my every rebuke.
So that I destroyed those who HATED me.
They cried out, but there was none to save;
Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
When you spread out your hands,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Even though you make many prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of blood.
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
1 Samuel 8:18
And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”
For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare NOR WILL I HAVE PITY; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I WILL NOT HEAR THEM.”