Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 28

General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. And the righteous as a young lion is confident. Proverbs 28:2 By the transgression of a land many [are] its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right—it is prolonged. Proverbs 28:3 A man—poor and oppressing the weak, [Is] a sweeping rain, and there is no bread. Proverbs 28:4 Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them. Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all. Proverbs 28:6 Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse of ways who is rich. Proverbs 28:7 Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush. Proverbs 28:8 Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it. Proverbs 28:9 Whoso is turning his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer [is] an abomination. Proverbs 28:10 Whoso is causing the upright to err in an evil way, Into his own pit he doth fall, And the perfect do inherit good. Proverbs 28:11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, And the intelligent poor searcheth him. Proverbs 28:12 In the exulting of the righteous the glory [is] abundant, And in the rising of the wicked man is apprehensive. Proverbs 28:13 Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy. Proverbs 28:14 O the happiness of a man fearing continually, And whoso is hardening his heart falleth into evil. Proverbs 28:15 A growling lion, and a ranging bear, [Is] the wicked ruler over a poor people. Proverbs 28:16 A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days. Proverbs 28:17 A man oppressed with the blood of a soul, Unto the pit fleeth, none taketh hold on him. Proverbs 28:18 Whoso is walking uprightly is saved, And the perverted of ways falleth at once. Proverbs 28:19 Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled [with] poverty. Proverbs 28:20 A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted. Proverbs 28:21 To discern faces is not good, And for a piece of bread doth a man transgress. Proverbs 28:22 Troubled for wealth [is] the man [with] an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him. Proverbs 28:23 Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue. Proverbs 28:24 Whoso is robbing his father, or his mother, And is saying, 'It is not transgression,' A companion he is to a destroyer. Proverbs 28:25 Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat. Proverbs 28:26 Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered. Proverbs 28:27 Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses. Proverbs 28:28 In the rising of the wicked a man is hidden, And in their destruction the righteous multiply!

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