Proverbs 28:6-16 NIV

6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.1

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7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.2

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8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest3 amasses it for another,4 who will be kind to the poor.5

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9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.6

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10 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap,7 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;8 but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.9

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13 He who conceals his sins10 does not prosper, but whoever confesses11 and renounces them finds mercy.12

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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.