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Proverbs 28 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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The wicked flee when no one is pursuing them,

but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

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When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,

but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

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A destitute leader[fn] who oppresses the poor

is like a driving rain that leaves no food.

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Those who reject the law praise the wicked,

but those who keep the law battle against them.

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Evil men do not understand justice,

but those who seek the LORD understand everything.

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Better a poor man who lives with integrity

than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.[fn]

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A discerning son keeps the law,

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Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest

collects it for one who is kind to the poor.

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Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law —

even his prayer is detestable.

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The one who leads the upright into an evil way

will fall into his own pit,

but the blameless will inherit what is good.

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A rich man is wise in his own eyes,

but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.

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When the righteous triumph,

there is great rejoicing,[fn]

but when the wicked come to power,

people hide themselves.

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The one who conceals his sins

will not prosper,

but whoever confesses and renounces them

will find mercy.

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Happy is the one who is always reverent,

but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

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A wicked ruler over a helpless people

is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.

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A leader who lacks understanding

is very oppressive,

but one who hates dishonest profit

prolongs his life.

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A man burdened by bloodguilt[fn]

will be a fugitive until death.

Let no one help him.

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The one who lives with integrity will be helped,

but one who distorts right and wrong[fn]

will suddenly fall.

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The one who works his land

will have plenty of food,

but whoever chases fantasies

will have his fill of poverty.

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A faithful man will have many blessings,

but one in a hurry to get rich

will not go unpunished.

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It is not good to show partiality —

yet a man may sin for a piece of bread.

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A greedy man[fn] is in a hurry for wealth;

he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

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One who rebukes a person will later find more favor

than one who flatters[fn] with his tongue.

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The one who robs his father or mother

and says, “That’s no sin,”

is a companion to a man who destroys.

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A greedy person provokes conflict,

but whoever trusts in the LORD will prosper.

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The one who trusts in himself[fn] is a fool,

but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.

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The one who gives to the poor

will not be in need,

but one who turns his eyes away[fn]

will receive many curses.

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When the wicked come to power,

people hide,

but when they are destroyed,

the righteous flourish.

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HCSB Footnotes
LXX reads A wicked man
Lit who twists two ways
Lit glory
Lit the blood of a person
Lit who is twisted regarding two ways
Lit A man with an evil eye
Lit is smooth
Lit his heart
Lit who shuts his eyes

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