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Proverbs 28

CJB 1 The wicked flee when no one pursues them; but the righteous, like lions, feel sure of themselves. NIV 1 The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. CJB 2 A land which transgresses [is punished by] having many rulers; but with a man of understanding and knowledge, stability is prolonged. NIV 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. CJB 3 A poor man who oppresses the weak is like a downpour that sweeps away all the food. NIV 3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. CJB 4 Those who abandon Torah praise the wicked, but those who keep Torah fight them. NIV 4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them. CJB 5 Evil people don't understand justice, but those who seek ADONAI understand everything. NIV 5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully. CJB 6 Better to be poor and live an honest life than be crooked in one's ways, though rich. NIV 6 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse. CJB 7 A wise son observes Torah, but a friend of those lacking restraint shames his father. NIV 7 A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. CJB 8 He who increases his wealth by charging exorbitant interest amasses it for someone who will bestow it on the poor. NIV 8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor. CJB 9 If a person will not listen to Torah, even his prayer is an abomination. NIV 9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable. CJB 10 Whoever causes the honest to pursue evil ways will himself fall into his own pit, but the pure-hearted will inherit good. NIV 10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance. CJB 11 The rich man is wise in his own view, but the poor who has discernment sees through him. NIV 11 The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are. CJB 12 When the just are triumphant, there is great rejoicing, but when the wicked rise up, people hide. NIV 12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding. CJB 13 He who conceals his sins will not succeed; he who confesses and abandons them will gain mercy. NIV 13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. CJB 14 Happy the person who is never without fear, but he who hardens his heart will fall into misfortune. NIV 14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble. CJB 15 Like a roaring lion or a bear prowling for food is a wicked ruler over a poor people. NIV 15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people. CJB 16 A prince without discernment is a cruel oppressor, but one who hates greed will prolong his life. NIV 16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign. CJB 17 Let a man weighed down with anyone's blood flee to a pit; give him no support. NIV 17 Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back. CJB 18 Whoever lives blamelessly will be saved, but he whose ways are crooked will fall in one [of those ways]. NIV 18 The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit. CJB 19 He who farms his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows futilities will have plenty of poverty. NIV 19 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty. CJB 20 A trustworthy person will receive many blessings, but one rushing to get rich will not go unpunished. NIV 20 A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. CJB 21 To show partiality is not good, though a person may do wrong for a crust of bread. NIV 21 To show partiality is not good— yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread. CJB 22 He who is greedy rushes after riches, not knowing that want will overtake him. NIV 22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them. CJB 23 He who rebukes another person in the end gets more thanks than the flatterer. NIV 23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue. CJB 24 Whoever robs mother or father and says, "That's not a crime!"is comrade to the destroyer. NIV 24 Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is partner to one who destroys. CJB 25 A grasping disposition stirs up strife, but he who trusts in ADONAI will prosper. NIV 25 The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper. CJB 26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who lives by wisdom will escape. NIV 26 Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. CJB 27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who hides his eyes will get curses in plenty. NIV 27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses. CJB 28 When the wicked rise up, people hide; but when they perish, the righteous flourish. NIV 28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

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