Proverbs 28 ©
Bad and good conscience, v. 1. Changes of rulers, and their long life, 2. Cruelty of one poor man against another, 3. Praising the wicked, and opposing them, 4. Right understanding, 5. Poor and rich, 6, 11. Good and bad sons, 7. Usury, 8. The prayer of the wicked, 9. Seduction, 10. Self-wisdom, good and bad government, 12, 15, 16, 28. Confession of sins, 13. Fear of God, and hardening the heart, 14. Man-slayer, 17. Upright and perverse conduct, 18. Diligence and idleness, 19. Wealth, 20, 22. The office of a judge, 21. Reproving and flattering, 23. To rob one’s parents, 24. Boldness and confidence in God, 25. Self-confidence and wisdom, 26. Alms-deeds, and unmercifulness, 27.
THE wickeda flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous 1are bold as a 2lion.
For the transgression 3of a land many 4are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be 5prolonged.
A 6poor man that oppresseth the poor is like 7a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law 8contend with 9them.
10Evil men understand not 11judgment: but they that seek the 12LORD understand 13all things.
Better is the poorb that 14walketh in his uprightness, than he that is 15perverse in his 16ways, though he be rich.
Whosoc keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a 17companion 18of riotous men 19shameth his father.
He that by 20usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall 21gather it for him that will pity the poor.
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the 22law, even his prayer shall be 23abomination.
Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an 24evil way, he shall falld himself into 25his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding 26searcheth him out.
Whene27righteous men do 28rejoice, there is great 29glory: butf when the wicked rise, a man 30is hidden.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: butg31whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Happy is the man 32that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his 33heart shall fall into mischief.
As a roaring 34lion, and a rangingh bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
The 35prince that wanteth understanding is also a 36great oppressor: but 37he that hateth covetousness shall prolong 38his days.
A man that doeth 39violence to the 40blood of any 41person 42shall 43flee to the pit; let 44no man stay him.
Whoso walketh 45uprightly shall be saved: but 46he that is perverse 47in his ways shall fall 48at once.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but 49he that followeth after vain persons 50shall have poverty enough.
A 51faithful man shall 52abound with blessings: buti he that maketh haste to be rich shall 53not be innocent.
Toj have respect of 54persons is 55not good: for 56for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
He 57that hasteth to be rich 58hath an evil eye, and considereth not 59that poverty shall come upon him.
He that 60rebuketh a man 61afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth 62with the tongue.
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, 63It is no transgression; the same is the companion 64of a destroyer.
Hek that is of a 65proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD 66shall be made fat.
He that trusteth 67in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh 68wisely, he shall be delivered.
Hel that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his 69eyes 70shall have many a curse.
Whenm the wicked rise, men 71hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.