Proverbs 28:1-11 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.