American Standard Version
Proverbs, Chapter 28

   1: The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion.
   2: For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged.
   3: A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is [like] a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
   4: They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.
   5: Evil men understand not justice; But they that seek Jehovah understand all things.
   6: Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich.
   7: Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.
   8: He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.
   9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
   10: Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, He shall fall himself into his own pit; But the perfect shall inherit good.
   11: The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
   12: When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
   13: He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
   14: Happy is the man that feareth alway; But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
   15: [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear, [So is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.
   16: The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor; [But] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
   17: A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.
   18: Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in [his] ways shall fall at once.
   19: He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.
   20: A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.
   21: To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.
   22: he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.
   23: He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue.
   24: Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer.
   25: He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife; But he that putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be made fat.
   26: He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
   27: He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
   28: When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

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