Proverbs 28:1-11 (Revised Standard Version)

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1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. 2 When a land transgresses it has many rulers; but with men of understanding and knowledge its stability will long continue. 3 A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. 4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. 5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely. 6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his ways. 7 He who keeps the law is a wise son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father. 8 He who augments his wealth by interest and increase gathers it for him who is kind to the poor. 9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. 10 He who misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit; but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance. 11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.
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