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Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
References for Proverbs 28:8
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.
References for Proverbs 28:9
Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
References for Proverbs 28:10
The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.
References for Proverbs 28:12
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
References for Proverbs 28:13
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
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