General observations of impiety and religious integrity.
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when none pursueth: but the righteous are bolde as a lyon. Proverbs 28:2 For the transgression of the land there are many princes thereof: but by a man of vnderstanding and knowledge a realme likewise endureth long. Proverbs 28:3 A poore man, if he oppresse the poore, is like a raging raine, that leaueth no foode. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the Law, prayse the wicked: but they that keepe the Law, set themselues against them. Proverbs 28:5 Wicked men vnderstand not iudgemnt: but they that seeke the Lord vnderstand all things. Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poore that walketh in his vprightnesse, then hee that peruerteth his wayes, though he be riche. Proverbs 28:7 He that keepeth the Law, is a childe of vnderstanding: but hee that feedeth the gluttons, shameth his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that increaseth his riches by vsurie and interest, gathereth them for him that will be mercifull vnto the poore. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his eare fro hearing the Law, euen his prayer shalbe abominable. Proverbs 28:10 He that causeth the righteous to go astray by an euill way, shal fall into his owne pit, and the vpright shall inherite good things. Proverbs 28:11 The riche man is wise in his owne conceite: but the poore that hath vnderstanding, can trie him. Proverbs 28:12 When righteous men reioyce, there is great glory: but when the wicked come vp, the man is tried. Proverbs 28:13 He that hideth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but he that confesseth, and forsaketh them, shall haue mercy. Proverbs 28:14 Blessed is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart, shal fall into euill. Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lyon, and an hungry beare, so is a wicked ruler ouer the poore people. Proverbs 28:16 A prince destitute of vnderstanding, is also a great oppressour: but hee that hateth couetousnes, shall prolong his dayes. Proverbs 28:17 A man that doeth violence against the blood of a person, shall flee vnto the graue, and they shall not stay him. Proverbs 28:18 He that walketh vprightly, shalbe saued: but he that is froward in his wayes, shall once fall. Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land, shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, shall be filled with pouertie. Proverbs 28:20 A faythfull man shall abound in blessings, and he that maketh haste to be riche, shall not be innocent. Proverbs 28:21 To haue respect of persons is not good: for that man will transgresse for a piece of bread. Proverbs 28:22 A man with a wicked eye hasteth to riches, and knoweth not, that pouertie shall come vpon him. Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man, shall finde more fauour at length, then he that flattereth with his tongue. Proverbs 28:24 Hee that robbeth his father and mother, and sayth, It is no transgression, is the companion of a man that destroyeth. Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proude heart, stirreth vp strife: but he that trusteth in the Lorde, shall be fatte. Proverbs 28:26 Hee that trusteth in his owne heart, is a foole: but he that walketh in wisdome, shall be deliuered. Proverbs 28:27 He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many curses. Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise vp, men hide them selues: but when they perish, ye righteous increase.