Proverbs 28:9-19 (Revised Standard Version)

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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. 12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves. 13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. 14 Blessed is the man who fears the LORD always; but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. 15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. 17 If a man is burdened with the blood of another, let him be a fugitive until death; let no one help him. 18 He who walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is perverse in his ways will fall into a pit. 19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
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