Proverbs 28 CSB

1 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing [them], but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
2 When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers, but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.
3 A destitute leadera who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no food.

References for Proverbs 28:3

    • a 28:3 - LXX reads A wicked man
      4 Those who reject the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law battle against them.
      5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand everything.b

      References for Proverbs 28:5

        • b 28:5 - 1 Co 2:15
          6 Better a poor man who lives with integrityc than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.d e

          References for Proverbs 28:6

            • c 28:6 - Pr 19:1; 20:7
            • d 28:6 - Lit who twists two ways
            • e 28:6 - Pr 16:8,19; 19:22; Isa 5:20
              7 A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.f

              References for Proverbs 28:7

                • f 28:7 - Pr 17:25; 29:3; Dt 21:20
                  8 Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest collects it for one who is kind to the poor.g

                  References for Proverbs 28:8

                    • g 28:8 - Pr 13:22; Ec 2:26; Ezk 18:13,17
                      9 Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law- even his prayer is detestable.h

                      References for Proverbs 28:9

                        • h 28:9 - Pr 15:8,29; 21:27
                          10 The one who leads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit,i but the blameless will inherit what is good.

                          References for Proverbs 28:10

                            • i 28:10 - Pr 16:29; 26:27; Mt 18:6
                              11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
                              12 When the righteous triumph, there is great rejoicing,j but when the wicked come to power, people hide themselves.k

                              References for Proverbs 28:12

                                  13 The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.l

                                  References for Proverbs 28:13

                                    • l 28:13 - Pr 10:6,11; 26:26; Ps 32:3-5
                                      14 Happy is the one who is always reverent,m but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

                                      References for Proverbs 28:14

                                          15 A wicked ruler over a helpless people is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.
                                          16 A leader who lacks understanding is very oppressive, but one who hates unjust gain prolongs his life.n

                                          References for Proverbs 28:16

                                            • n 28:16 - Pr 15:27; 1 Kg 12:1-19; Ps 15:5
                                              17 A man burdened by bloodguilto will be a fugitive until death. Let no one help him.

                                              References for Proverbs 28:17

                                                • o 28:17 - Lit the blood of a person
                                                  18 The one who lives with integrity will be helped, but one who distorts right and wrongp will suddenly fall.q

                                                  References for Proverbs 28:18

                                                    • p 28:18 - Lit who is twisted regarding two ways
                                                    • q 28:18 - Pr 2:7; 10:9; 20:7
                                                      19 The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.r

                                                      References for Proverbs 28:19

                                                        • r 28:19 - Pr 1:31; 12:11,14; 14:14
                                                          20 A faithful man will have many blessings, but one in a hurry to get rich will not go unpunished.s

                                                          References for Proverbs 28:20

                                                              21 It is not good to show partialityt- yet a man may sin for a piece of bread.

                                                              References for Proverbs 28:21

                                                                  22 A greedy manu is in a hurry for wealth; he doesn't know that poverty will come to him.v

                                                                  References for Proverbs 28:22

                                                                    • u 28:22 - Lit A man with an evil eye
                                                                    • v 28:22 - Pr 13:11; 20:21; 21:5
                                                                      23 One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flattersw with his tongue.x

                                                                      References for Proverbs 28:23

                                                                        • w 28:23 - Lit is smooth
                                                                        • x 28:23 - Pr 26:28; 27:6; 29:5
                                                                          24 The one who robs his father or mother and says, "That's no sin," is a companion to a man who destroys.
                                                                          25 A greedy person provokes conflict, but whoever trusts in the Lord will prosper.y

                                                                          References for Proverbs 28:25

                                                                            • y 28:25 - Pr 3:5-6; Ps 37:3-5; Jr 17:7-8
                                                                              26 The one who trusts in himselfz is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.{

                                                                              References for Proverbs 28:26

                                                                                  27 The one who gives to the poor will not be in need, but one who turns his eyes away| will receive many curses.}

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 28:27

                                                                                    • | 28:27 - Lit who shuts his eyes
                                                                                    • } 28:27 - Pr 11:24; 22:16
                                                                                      28 When the wicked come to power, people hide, but when they are destroyed, the righteous flourish.~

                                                                                      References for Proverbs 28:28

                                                                                        • ~ 28:28 - Pr 28:12; 29:2