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Proverbs 28

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28:1 The wicked flee when no one pursues; But the righteous are as bold as a lion.

28:2 In rebellion, a land has many rulers, But order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.

28:3 A needy man who oppresses the poor Is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.

28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; But those who keep the law contend with them.

28:5 Evil men don't understand justice; But those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.

28:6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, Than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.

28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son; But he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

28:8 He who increases his wealth by excessive interest Gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.

28:9 He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

28:10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He will fall into his own trap; But the blameless will inherit good.

28:11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes; But the poor who has understanding sees through him.

28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

28:13 He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, But whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

28:14 Blessed is the man who always fears; But one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

28:15 As a roaring lion or a charging bear, So is a wicked ruler over helpless people.

28:16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.

28:17 A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; No one will support him.

28:18 Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; But one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

28:19 One who works his land will have an abundance of food; But one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

28:20 A faithful man is rich with blessings; But one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

28:21 To show partiality is not good; Yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.

28:22 A stingy man hurries after riches, And doesn't know that poverty waits for him.

28:23 One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than one who flatters with the tongue.

28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, and says, "It's not wrong." He is a partner with a destroyer.

28:25 One who is greedy stirs up strife; But one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.

28:26 One who trusts in himself is a fool; But one who walks in wisdom, he is kept safe.

28:27 One who gives to the poor has no lack; But one who closes his eyes will have many curses.

28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous thrive.