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Proverbs 28

ESV 1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. NIV 1 The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. ESV 2 When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. NIV 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order. ESV 3 A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. NIV 3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. ESV 4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. NIV 4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them. ESV 5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely. NIV 5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully. ESV 6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. NIV 6 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse. ESV 7 The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father. NIV 7 A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. ESV 8 Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to 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. ESV 9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. NIV 9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable. ESV 10 Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance. NIV 10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance. ESV 11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out. NIV 11 The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are. ESV 12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves. NIV 12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding. ESV 13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. NIV 13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. ESV 14 Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity. NIV 14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble. ESV 15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear 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. ESV 16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. NIV 16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign. ESV 17 If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death; let no one help him. NIV 17 Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back. ESV 18 Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall. NIV 18 The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit. ESV 19 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits 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. ESV 20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. NIV 20 A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. ESV 21 To show partiality is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong. NIV 21 To show partiality is not good— yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread. ESV 22 A stingy manhastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him. NIV 22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them. ESV 23 Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue. NIV 23 Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue. ESV 24 Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, "That is no transgression," is a companion to a man who destroys. NIV 24 Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is partner to one who destroys. ESV 25 A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched. NIV 25 The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper. ESV 26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. NIV 26 Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe. ESV 27 Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse. NIV 27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses. ESV 28 When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase. NIV 28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

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