Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 28

General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Proverbs 28:1 The vngodly fleeth when no man pursueth him: but the righteous are bolde as a Lion. Proverbs 28:2 For the wickednes of the lande, the prince is oft chaunged: but thorowe a man of vnderstanding and wysdome, a realme endureth long. Proverbs 28:3 One poore man oppressing another by violence, is like a raging rayne that destroyeth the fruite. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the lawe, prayse the vngodly: but such as kepe the lawe are greeued at them. Proverbs 28:5 Wicked men vnderstande not iudgement: but they that seeke the Lord, vnderstande all thinges. Proverbs 28:6 Better is he that walketh in his vprightnes: then he that peruerteth his wayes, and is riche. Proverbs 28:7 Who so kepeth the lawe, is a chylde of vnderstanding: but he that is a companion of riotous men, shameth his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that by vsurie and vniust gaynes gathereth riches: he shall lay them in store for a man that will pitie the poore. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his eare from hearing the lawe, his prayer shalbe abhominable. Proverbs 28:10 Who so causeth the righteous to go astray by an euill way, shall fall into his owne pit: but the iust shall haue the good in possession. Proverbs 28:11 The riche man thinketh hym selfe to be wise: but the poore that hath vnderstandyng can perceaue hym well inough. Proverbs 28:12 When righteous men do reioyce, there is great glory: but when the wicked come vp, the man is tryed. Proverbs 28:13 He that hydeth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but whoso knowledgeth them and forsaketh them, shall haue mercy. Proverbs 28:14 Well is hym that standeth alway in awe: as for hym that hardeneth his heart, he shall fall into mischiefe. Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring Lion and an hungrye Beare, so is an vngodly prince ouer the poore people. Proverbs 28:16 Where the prince is without vnderstanding, there is great oppression and wrong: but if he hateth couetousnes, he shall long raigne. Proverbs 28:17 He that by violence shedeth any mans blood, shalbe a runnagate vnto his graue, and no man shalbe able to succour hym. Proverbs 28:18 Whoso leadeth an innocent life, shalbe saued: but he that goeth frowarde wayes, shall once haue a fall. Proverbs 28:19 He that tylleth his lande shall haue plenteousnes of bread: but he that foloweth idle persons, shall haue pouertie inough. Proverbs 28:20 A faythfull man shalbe fylled with blessinges, and he that maketh haste to be riche, shall not be vngyltie. Proverbs 28:21 To haue respect of persons [in iudgement] is not good, for that man wyll do wrong, yea euen for a peece of bread. Proverbs 28:22 He that wyll be riche all to soone, hath an euyll eye: and considereth not that pouertie shall come vpon hym. Proverbs 28:23 He that folowyng my preceptes rebuketh a man, shall fynde more fauour at the last then he that flattereth hym. Proverbs 28:24 Who so robbeth his father and mother, and sayth it is no sinne: the same is the companion of a destroyer. Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proude stomacke stirreth vp strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lorde shalbe well fed. Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his owne heart is a foole: but he that dealeth wisely shalbe safe. Proverbs 28:27 He that geueth vnto the poore shall not lacke: but he that hydeth his eyes from them, shall haue many a curse. Proverbs 28:28 When the vngodly are come vp, men are fayne to hide themselues: but when they perishe, the ryghteous encrease.

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