Proverbs, Chapter 28

28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues; But the righteous are bold as a lion.
28:2 For the transgression of a land many are its princes; But by [a] man of understanding [and] knowledge the state [of it] will be prolonged.
28:3 A needy [noble] man who oppresses the poor Is [like] a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.
28:5 Evil men don't understand justice; But those who seek Yahweh understand all things.
28:6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, Than he who is perverse in [his] ways, though he is rich.
28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son; But he who is a shepherd of gluttons shames his father.
28:8 He who augments his substance by interest and increase, Gathers it for him who has pity on the poor.
28:9 He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is disgusting.
28:10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He will fall into his own pit; But the perfect will inherit good.
28:11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes; But the poor who has understanding searches him out.
28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, man will hide.
28:13 He who covers his transgressions will not prosper: But whoever confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
28:14 Happy is [the] man who fears always; But he who hardens his heart will fall into mischief.
28:15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear, [So is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.
28:16 The leader who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor; [But] he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.
28:17 [A] man who is laden with the blood of a soul Will flee to the pit; let no man uphold him.
28:18 Whoever walks uprightly will be delivered; But he who is perverse in [his] ways will fall at once.
28:19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread; But he who follows after vanities will have poverty enough.
28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings; But he who hurries to be rich will not be unpunished.
28:21 To show favoritism is not good; Neither that a [noble] man should transgress for a piece of bread.
28:22 He who has an evil eye hurries after riches, And does not know that want will come upon him.
28:23 He who rebukes man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.
28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, and says, It is no transgression, The same is the partner of a destroyer.
28:25 A greedy soul stirs up strife; But he who puts his trust in Yahweh will be made fat.
28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; But whoever walks wisely, he will be delivered.
28:27 He who gives to the poor will not lack; But he who hides his eyes will have many a curse.
28:28 When the wicked rise, man hides himself; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

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