Proverbs 28:8-18 NIV

8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

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9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

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10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

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11 The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.

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13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

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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.

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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"