Proverbs 28 TNIV

1 The wicked flee1 though no one pursues,2 but the righteous are as bold as a lion.3

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2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.
3 A rulera who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

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    • a 28:3 - Or "A poor person"
      4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.
      5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
      6 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.4

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      7 Those who heed instruction are discerning children, but companions of gluttons disgrace their parents.5

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      8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest6 or profit from the poor amasses it for another,7 who will be kind to the poor.8

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

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      10 Those who lead the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap,10 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;11 but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.12

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      13 Those who conceal their sins13 do not prosper, but those who confess14 and renounce them find mercy.15

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      14 Blessed are those who always tremble before God, but those who harden their hearts fall 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 refuge16 in the grave; let no one hold them back.

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      18 Those whose walk is blameless are kept safe,17 but those whose ways are perverse will fall18 into the pit.b

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        • b 28:18 - Syriac (see Septuagint); Hebrew "into one"
          19 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.19

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          20 A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.20

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          21 To show partiality21 is not good22-- yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.23

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          22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.24

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          23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.25

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          24 Whoever robs their father or mother26 and says, "It's not wrong," is partner to one who destroys.27

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          25 The greedy stir up dissension,28 but those who trust in the LORD 29 will prosper.

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          26 Those who trust in themselves are fools,30 but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.31

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          27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,32 but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.33

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          28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;34 but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

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