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Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28:1  
The evil man goes running away when no man is after him, but the upright are without fear, like the lion.

Proverbs 28:2  
Because of the sin of the land, its troubles are increased; but by a man of wisdom and knowledge they will be put out like a fire.

Proverbs 28:3  
A man of wealth who is cruel to the poor is like a violent rain causing destruction of food.

Proverbs 28:4  
Those who have no respect for the law give praise to the evil-doer; but such as keep the law are against him.

Proverbs 28:5  
Evil men have no knowledge of what is right; but those who go after the Lord have knowledge of all things.

Proverbs 28:6  
Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are not straight.

Proverbs 28:7  
He who keeps the law is a wise son, but he who keeps company with feasters puts shame on his father.

Proverbs 28:8  
He who makes his wealth greater by taking interest, only gets it together for him who has pity on the poor.

Proverbs 28:9  
As for the man whose ear is turned away from hearing the law, even his prayer is disgusting.

Proverbs 28:10  
Anyone causing the upright to go wandering in an evil way, will himself go down into the hole he has made; but the upright will have good things for their heritage.

Proverbs 28:11
The man of wealth seems to himself to be wise, but the poor man who has sense has a low opinion of him.

Proverbs 28:12  
When the upright do well, there is great glory; but when evil-doers are lifted up, men do not let themselves be seen.

Proverbs 28:13  
He who keeps his sins secret will not do well; but one who is open about them, and gives them up, will get mercy.

Proverbs 28:14  
Happy is the man in whom is the fear of the Lord at all times; but he whose heart is hard will come into trouble.

Proverbs 28:15  
Like a loud-voiced lion and a wandering bear, is an evil ruler over a poor people.

Proverbs 28:16  
The prince who has no sense is a cruel ruler; but he who has no desire to get profit for himself will have long life.

Proverbs 28:17  
One who has been the cause of a man's death will go in flight to the underworld: let no man give him help.

Proverbs 28:18  
He whose ways are upright will be safe, but sudden will be the fall of him whose ways are twisted.

Proverbs 28:19  
By ploughing his land a man will have bread in full measure; but he who goes after good-for-nothing persons will be poor enough.

Proverbs 28:20  
A man of good faith will have great blessing, but one attempting to get wealth quickly will not go free from punishment.

Proverbs 28:21  
It is not good to have respect for a man's position: for a man will do wrong for a bit of bread.

Proverbs 28:22  
He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.

Proverbs 28:23
He who says words of protest to a man will later have more approval than one who says smooth words with his tongue.

Proverbs 28:24  
He who takes from his father or his mother what is theirs by right, and says, It is no sin; is the same as a taker of life.

Proverbs 28:25  
He who is ever desiring profit is a cause of fighting; but he who puts his faith in the Lord will be made fat.

Proverbs 28:26  
He whose faith is in himself is foolish; but everyone walking wisely will be kept safe.

Proverbs 28:27  
He who gives to the poor will never be in need, but great curses will be on him who gives no attention to them.

Proverbs 28:28  
When evil-doers are lifted up, men take cover; but when destruction overtakes them, the upright are increased.


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