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