Proverbs Chapter Twenty Eight
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Proverbs Chapter Twenty Eight

   
1:The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
 
2: For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
 

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3: A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
 
4: They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
 
5: Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
 
6: Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
 
7: Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
 
8: He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
 
9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
 
10: Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
 
11: The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
 
12: When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
 
13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
 
14: Happy is the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
 
15: As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
 
16: The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
 
17: A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
 
18: Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
 
19: He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
 
20: A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
 
21: To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
 
22: He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
 
23: He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
 
24: Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
 
25: He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
 
26: He that usteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
 
27: He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
 
28: When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.