14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.
16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.
17 Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back.
18 The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.a
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    •  28:18 - Syriac (see Septuagint); Hebrew "into one"
      19 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.
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      20 A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
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      21 To show partiality is not good— yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.
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      22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
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      23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.
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      24 Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is partner to one who destroys.
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