1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 28

General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bolde as a lyon. Proverbs 28:2 For the transgression of a land, many [are] the princes thereof: but by a man of vnderstanding [and] knowledge [the state thereof] shall bee prolonged. Proverbs 28:3 A poore man that oppresseth the poore, is like a sweeping raine which leaueth no food. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law, praise the wicked: but such as keepe the Law, contend with them. Proverbs 28:5 Euill men vnderstand not iudgement: but they that seeke the LORD, vnderstand all things. Proverbs 28:6 Better [is] the poore that walketh [in his] vprightnesse, then he that is peruerse in his wayes, though he [be] rich. Proverbs 28:7 Whoso keepeth the law, [is] a wise sonne: but he that is a companion of riotous [men], shameth his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that by vsurie and vniust gaine increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that wil pity the poore. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his eare from hearing the law, euen his prayer [shalbe] abomination. Proverbs 28:10 Who so causeth the righteous to goe astray in an euill way, he shall fall himselfe into his owne pit: but the vpright shall haue good things in possession. Proverbs 28:11 The rich man [is] wise in his owne conceit: but the poore that hath vnderstanding searcheth him out. Proverbs 28:12 When righteous men do reioyce, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. Proverbs 28:13 He that couereth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but who so confesseth and forsaketh [them], shall haue mercie. Proverbs 28:14 Happy [is] the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart, shall fall into mischiefe. Proverbs 28:15 [As] a roaring lyon and a ranging beare: so is a wicked ruler ouer the poore people. Proverbs 28:16 The prince that wanteth vnderstanding, [is] also a great oppressour: [but] he that hateth couetousnesse, shall prolong [his] dayes. Proverbs 28:17 A man that doth violence to the blood of any person, shall flie to the pit, let no man stay him. Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh vprightly, shall be saued: but he that is peruerse [in his] wayes, shall fall at once. Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land, shal haue plentie of bread: but he that followeth after vaine persons, shall haue pouerty enough. Proverbs 28:20 A faithfull man shall abound with blessings: but hee that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent. Proverbs 28:21 To haue respect of persons, [is] not good: for, for a piece of bread that man will transgresse. Proverbs 28:22 He that hasteth to bee rich, [hath] an euill eye, and considereth not that pouerty shall come vpon him. Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more fauour, then he that flattereth with the tongue. Proverbs 28:24 Who so robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, it [is] no transgression, the same [is] the companion of a destroyer. Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart, stirreth vp strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD, shalbe made fat. Proverbs 28:26 Hee that trusteth in his owne heart, is a foole: but who so walketh wisely, he shall be deliuered. Proverbs 28:27 He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many a curse. Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselues: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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