Proverbs 28:1-9 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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