||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 28 [Commentary] |
||The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
||By the transgression of a land many are its princes,
But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.
||A poor man who oppresses the lowly
Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.
||Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But those who keep the law strive with them.
||Evil men do not understand justice,
But those who seek the LORD understand all things.
||Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than he who is crooked though he be rich.
||He who keeps the law is a discerning son,
But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
||He who increases his wealth by interest and usury
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
||He who turns away his ear from listening to the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
||He who leads the upright astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit good.
||The rich man is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor who has understanding sees through him.
||When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,
But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
||He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
||How blessed is the man who fears always,
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
||Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
||A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,
But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
||A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood
Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.
||He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,
But he who is crooked will fall all at once.
||He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
||A faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
||To show partiality is not good,
Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
||A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth
And does not know that want will come upon him.
||He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
||He who robs his father or his mother
And says, "It is not a transgression,"
Is the companion of a man who destroys.
||An arrogant man stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
||He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
||He who gives to the poor will never want,
But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
||When the wicked rise, men hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.
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