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Proverbs 28

General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by men of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged. Proverbs 28:3 A needy man that oppresseth the poor is [like] a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich. Proverbs 28:7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that augmenteth his substance by usury and increase, gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. Proverbs 28:10 Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the perfect shall inherit good. Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. Proverbs 28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. Proverbs 28:15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; [so is] a wicked ruler over a poor people. Proverbs 28:16 The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor: [but] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. Proverbs 28:17 A man that is laden with the blood of any person shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him. Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered: but he that is perverse in [his] ways shall fall at once. Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough. Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread. Proverbs 28:22 He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him. Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Proverbs 28:24 Whoso 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 greedy spirit stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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