General observations of impiety and religious integrity.
Proverbs 28:1 The vngodly flyeth no man chasyng him, but the rightuous standeth styf as lyon. Proverbs 28:2 Because of synne the lande doth oft chang her prynce: but thorowe men of vnderstandynge and wysdome a realme endureth long. Proverbs 28:3 One pore man oppressinge another by uiolence is lyke a continuall rayne that destroieth the fruyte. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the lawe, prayse the vngodly: but such as kepe the law abhorre them. Proverbs 28:5 Wycked men discerue not the thynge that is ryght, but they that seke after the Lord, discusse al thynges. Proverbs 28:6 A poore man leadyng a godly lyfe, is better then the rych þt goeth in froward wayes. Proverbs 28:7 Who so kepeth the lawe, is a childe of vnderstandynge: but he that fedeth ryotous men shameth hys father. Proverbs 28:8 Who so increaseth hys ryches by vauntage and wynnynge, let hym gather them to helpe the poore wyth al. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his eare from hearing the lawe, his prayer shalbe abhorred. Proverbs 28:10 Who so leadeth the ryghtuous into an euel waye, shal fal into his owne pit, but, the iust shall haue the good in possession. Proverbs 28:11 The rych man thyncketh him selfe to be wyse, but the poore that hath vnderstandynge can perceaue him well ynough. Proverbs 28:12 When ryghtuous men are in prosperite, then doth honoure floryshe: but when the vngodly come vp, the state of men chaungeth. Proverbs 28:13 He that hydeth hys synnes, shall not prospere: but who so knowledgeth them and forsaketh them shal haue mercy. Proverbs 28:14 Well is hym þt standeth alwaye in awe: as for hym that hardeneth his hert, he shall fal into myschyefe. Proverbs 28:15 Lyke as a roarynge lyon and an hongry beare, euen so is an vngodly prynce ouer the pore people. Proverbs 28:16 Wher the prynce is wythout vnderstandyng, ther is greate oppression and wronge: but if he be such one as hateth couetousnesse he shall longe raygne. Proverbs 28:17 He that by vyolence sheddeth anye mannes bloude, shall be a rennagate vnto his graue, and no man shall be able to succoure hym. Proverbs 28:18 Who so leadetth a godly and an inocent life, shalbe, safe: but he that goeth frowarde wayes, shall once haue a fall. Proverbs 28:19 He that tylleth his lande, shall haue plenteousnesse of bread: but he that foloweth ydilnesse, shall haue pouerte ynough. Proverbs 28:20 A faithfull man is greatlye to be commended, but he that maketh to much haste for to be rych, shall not be vngyltye. Proverbs 28:21 To haue respecte of persons in iudgment is not good: And why? he wil do wrong, yea euen for a pece of bread. Proverbs 28:22 He that wyll be ritch all to soone, hath an euell eye, and considereth not, that pouertye shall come vpon him. Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man, shal fynde more fauoure at the laste, then he that flattereth him. Proverbs 28:24 Who so robbeth hys father and mother, and sayeth it is no synne: the same is like vnto a murtherer. Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud stomacke, stereth vp strife but he that putteth hys truste in the Lorde, shalbe wel fedde. Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own hert, is a foole: but he þt dealeth wysely, shal be safe. Proverbs 28:27 He that geueth vnto the poore, shall not wante: but he that turneth awaye hys eyes from suche as be in necessytye, shal suffer greate pouertye hym selfe. Proverbs 28:28 When the vngodlye are come vp, men are fayne to hyde them selues: but when they perysh, the ryghtuous increase.