Proverbs 28:15-25 CSB

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.a

References for Proverbs 28:16

    • n 28:16 - Pr 15:27; 1 Kg 12:1-19; Ps 15:5
      17 A man burdened by bloodguiltb 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 wrongc will suddenly fall.d

          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.e

              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.f

                  References for Proverbs 28:20

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

                      References for Proverbs 28:21

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

                          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 flattersj with his tongue.k

                              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.l

                                  References for Proverbs 28:25

                                    • y 28:25 - Pr 3:5-6; Ps 37:3-5; Jr 17:7-8