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Proverbs 28 (asv)

Proverbs 28 (asv)

28:1The wicked flee when no man pursueth;

But the righteous are bold as a lion.

28:2For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof;

But by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

28:3A needy man that oppresseth the poor

Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

28:4They that forsake the law praise the wicked;

But such as keep the law contend with them.

28:5Evil men understand not justice;

But they that seek Jehovah understand all things.

28:6Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity,

Than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

28:7Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son;

But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.

28:8He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase,

Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

28:9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law,

Even his prayer is an abomination.

28:10Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way,

He shall fall himself into his own pit;

But the perfect shall inherit good.

28:11The rich man is wise in his own conceit;

But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

28:12When the righteous triumph, there is great glory;

But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

28:13He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper:

But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

28:14Happy is the man that feareth alway;

But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

28:15As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear,

So is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

28:16The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor;

But he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

28:17A man that is laden with the blood of any person

Shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.

28:18Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered;

But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

28:19He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread;

But he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

28:20A faithful man shall abound with blessings;

But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

28:21To have respect of persons is not good;

Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

28:22he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches,

And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

28:23He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor

Than he that flattereth with the tongue.

28:24Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression,

The same is the companion of a destroyer.

28:25He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife;

But he that putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be made fat.

28:26He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool;

But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

28:27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack;

But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

28:28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves;

But when they perish, the righteous increase.


Preceding Entry: Proverbs 27
Following Entry: Proverbs 29