The Darby Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 28

   1: The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
   2: By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding [and] of knowledge, [its] stability is prolonged.
   3: A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is 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 judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything.
   6: Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich.
   7: Whoso observeth the law is a son that hath understanding; but he that is a companion of profligates bringeth shame to his father.
   8: He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to 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, shall himself fall into his own pit; but the perfect shall inherit good.
   11: A rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
   12: When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men conceal 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 always; but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into evil.
   15: A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
   16: The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong [his] days.
   17: A man laden with the blood of [any] person, fleeth to the pit: let no man stay him.
   18: Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in [his] double ways, shall fall in one [of them].
   19: He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough.
   20: A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
   21: To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress.
   22: He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.
   23: He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
   24: Whoso robbeth his father and his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer.
   25: He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat.
   26: He that confideth 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 withdraweth 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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