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Proverbs 28 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Warnings and Instructions

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,
But the righteous are [fn]bold as a lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:2 - Due to a [fn]wrongdoing of [fn]a land its leaders are many,
But by a person of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor man who oppresses the helpless
Is like a driving rain [fn]which leaves no food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:4 - Those who abandon the Law praise the wicked,
But those who keep the Law strive against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:5 - Evil people do not understand justice,
But those who seek the LORD understand everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity,
Than a person who is [fn]crooked, though he is rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:7 - He who keeps the Law is a discerning son,
But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:8 - One who increases his wealth by [fn]interest of any kind,
Collects it for one who is gracious to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:9 - One who turns his ear away from listening to the Law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - One who leads the upright astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - The rich person is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor who has understanding [fn]sees through him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:12 - When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,
But when the wicked rise, people [fn]hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - One who conceals his wrongdoings will not prosper,
But one who confesses and abandons them will find compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:14 - How blessed is the person who fears always,
But one who hardens his heart will fall into disaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,
But a person who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - A person who is burdened with the guilt of human blood
Will [fn]be a fugitive until death; no one is to support him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:18 - One who walks blamelessly will receive help,
But one who is [fn]crooked will fall all at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - One who works his land will have plenty of food,
But one who follows empty pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful person will abound with blessings,
But one who hurries to be rich will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:21 - To [fn]show partiality is not good,
Because for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - A person with an evil eye hurries after wealth
And does not know that poverty will come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - One who rebukes a person will afterward find more favor
Than one who flatters with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:24 - He who robs his father or his mother
And says, “There is no wrong done,”
Is the companion of a person who destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:25 - An [fn]arrogant person stirs up strife,
But one who trusts in the LORD will [fn]prosper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - One who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But one who walks wisely will flee to safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - One who gives to the poor will never lack anything,
But one who [fn]shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:28 - When the wicked rise, people hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit confident
Or rebellion
I.e., the people of a land
Lit and there is no bread
Lit perverse of two ways
Possibly interest on money and food loans
Lit examines him
Lit will be searched for
Lit flee to the pit
Lit perverse of two ways
Lit regard the face
Lit broad soul
Lit be made fat
Lit hides

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