Proverbs 28:1-11 ESV

1 1The wicked flee when no one pursues, but 2the righteous are bold as a lion.

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2 When a land transgresses, 3it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

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3 4A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.

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4 Those who forsake the law 5praise the wicked, but those who keep the law 6strive against them.

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5 Evil men 7do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD 8 understand it completely.

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6 9Better is a poor man who 10walks in his integrity than a rich man who is 11crooked in his ways.

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      7 The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but 12a companion of gluttons shames his father.

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      8 Whoever multiplies his wealth 13by interest and profita 14gathers it for him who is 15generous to the poor.

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        • Ê 28:8 - That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor
          9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his 16prayer is an abomination.

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          10 Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way 17will fall into his own pit, but the blameless 18will have a goodly inheritance.

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          11 A rich man is wise in his 19own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding 20will find him out.

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