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Proverbs 28 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, but the righteous person is as confident as a lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:2 - When a country is rebellious it has many princes, but by someone who is discerning and knowledgeable order is maintained.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:4 - Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:5 - Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:7 - The one who keeps the law is a discerning child, but a companion of gluttons brings shame to his parents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:8 - The one who increases his wealth by increasing interest gathers it for someone who is gracious to the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:9 - The one who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - The one who leads the upright astray in an evil way will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - A rich person is wise in his own eyes, but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:12 - When the righteous rejoice, great is the glory, but when the wicked rise to power, people are sought out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:14 - Blessed is the one who is always cautious, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - Like a roaring lion or a roving bear, so is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - The prince who is a great oppressor lacks wisdom, but the one who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - The one who is tormented by the murder of another will flee to the pit; let no one support him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:18 - The one who walks blamelessly will be delivered, but whoever is perverse in his ways will fall at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - The one who works his land will be satisfied with food, but whoever chases daydreams will have his fill of poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful person will have an abundance of blessings, but the one who hastens to gain riches will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:21 - To show partiality is terrible, for a person will transgress over the smallest piece of bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - The stingy person hastens after riches and does not know that poverty will overtake him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - The one who reproves another will in the end find more favor than the one who flatters with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:24 - The one who robs his father and mother and says, "There is no transgression," is a companion to the one who destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:25 - The greedy person stirs up dissension, but the one who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - The one who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but the one who walks in wisdom will escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:28 - When the wicked gain control, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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