Proverbs 28 NIV

1 The wicked man flees1 though no one pursues,2 but the righteous are as bold as a lion.3

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2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
3 A rulera who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

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    • a 28:3 - Or "A poor man"
      4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.
      5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
      6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.4

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      7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.5

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      8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest6 amasses it for another,7 who will be kind to the poor.8

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      9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.9

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      10 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap,10 but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

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      11 A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
      12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;11 but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.12

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      13 He who conceals his sins13 does not prosper, but whoever confesses14 and renounces them finds mercy.15

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      14 Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
      15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.
      16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.
      17 A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive16 till death; let no one support him.

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      18 He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,17 but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.18

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      19 He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.19

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      20 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.20

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      21 To show partiality21 is not good22-- yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.23

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      22 A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.24

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      23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.25

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      24 He who robs his father or mother26 and says, "It's not wrong"-- he is partner to him who destroys.27

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      25 A greedy man stirs up dissension,28 but he who trusts in the LORD 29 will prosper.

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      26 He who trusts in himself is a fool,30 but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.31

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      27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,32 but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.33

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      28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;34 but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

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