Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Proverbs 28

General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Proverbs 28:1 The lawless, fleeth when no man pursueth, but, the righteous, like a lion, are confident. Proverbs 28:2 For the transgressions of a land, many are the rulers thereof, but, under an intelligent and discerning man, stability is prolonged. Proverbs 28:3 A poor man, who oppresseth the helpless, [is like] a rain beating down, leaving no food. Proverbs 28:4 They who forsake instruction, praise one who is lawless, while, they who keep instruction, are at strife with them. Proverbs 28:5 Wicked men, consider not justice, but, they who seek Yahweh, consider everything. Proverbs 28:6 Better a poor man walking in his integrity, than one who is crooked—turning two ways, though, he, be rich. Proverbs 28:7 He that keepeth instruction, is a son with discernment, but, a companion of squanderers, bringeth shame to his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that increaseth his substance by interest and profit, for one ready to favour the poor, doth gather it. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing instruction, even his prayer, is an abomination. Proverbs 28:10 He that misguideth the upright into a hurtful way! into his own pit, he himself, shall fall, but, men of integrity, shall inherit good. Proverbs 28:11 Wise in his own eyes, is the man that is rich, but, a poor man of discernment, searcheth him out. Proverbs 28:12 In the exulting of the righteous, there is great glorying, but, when the lawless arise, a man must be sought for. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his transgressions, shall not prosper, but, he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall find compassion. Proverbs 28:14 How happy the man who is ever circumspect, whereas, he that hardeneth his heart, shall fall into calamity. Proverbs 28:15 A growling lion, and a ranging bear, is a lawless ruler, over a poor people. Proverbs 28:16 A leader, may lack intelligence, yet abound in oppressions, The hater of greed, shall lengthen out days. Proverbs 28:17 A man oppressed with a person's blood, unto a pit, shall flee, let them not hold him back. Proverbs 28:18 He that walketh with integrity, shall be saved, but, he that is crooked, turning two ways, shall fall in one. Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his ground, shall have plenty of bread, but, he that pursueth empty-heads, shall have plenty of poverty. Proverbs 28:20 A man of fidelity, aboundeth in blessings, but, one hasting to be rich, shall not be held innocent. Proverbs 28:21 To take note of faces [in judgment], is not good, and, for a bit of bread, a man will transgress. Proverbs 28:22 A man, hasting to be rich, hath an evil eye, and knoweth not when want may overtake him. Proverbs 28:23 He that reproveth a man, shall, afterwards, find more, favour, than he that useth a flattering tongue. Proverbs 28:24 He that robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, companion, is he to one who wasteth. Proverbs 28:25 The ambitious in soul, stirreth up strife, but, he that trusteth in Yahweh, shall be enriched. Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth his own heart, the same, is a dullard, but, he that walketh wisely, the same, shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:27 One who giveth to the poor, shall have no want, but, he that hideth his eyes, shall receive many a curse. Proverbs 28:28 When lawless men rise, a common man will hide himself, but, when they perish, righteous men multiply.

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