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Proverbs 28 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 - By the transgression of a land many are its princes,
But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor man who oppresses the lowly
Is like a driving rain [fn]which leaves no food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:4 - Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But those who keep the law strive with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:5 - Evil men do not understand justice,
But those who seek the LORD understand all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than he who is [fn]crooked though he be 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 - He who increases his wealth by interest and usury
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:9 - He who turns away his ear from listening to the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - He 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 man 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, men [fn]hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:14 - How blessed is the man who fears always,
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
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 he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood
Will [fn]be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:18 - He who walks blamelessly will be delivered,
But he who is [fn]crooked will fall all at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who makes haste 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 transgress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth
And does not know that want will come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:24 - He who robs his father or his mother
And says, “It is not a transgression,”
Is the companion of a man who destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:25 - An [fn]arrogant man stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the LORD will [fn]prosper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - He who gives to the poor will never want,
But he who [fn]shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:28 - When the wicked rise, men hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: confident
Literally: and there is no bread
Literally: perverse of two ways
Literally: examines him
Literally: will be searched for
Literally: flee to the pit
Literally: perverse of two ways
Literally: regard the face
Literally: broad soul
Literally: be made fat
Literally: hides

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