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Proverbs 28 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:2 - When a land transgresses it has many rulers; but with men of understanding and knowledge its stability will long continue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:4 - Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:5 - Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:7 - He who keeps the law is a wise son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:8 - He who augments his wealth by interest and increase gathers it for him who is kind to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:9 - If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - He who misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit; but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:12 - When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:14 - Blessed is the man who fears the LORD always; but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - If a man is burdened with the blood of another, let him be a fugitive until death; let no one help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:18 - He who walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is perverse in his ways will fall into a pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:21 - To show partiality is not good; but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - A miserly man 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 his tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:24 - He who robs his father or his mother and says, "That is no transgression," is the companion of a man who destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:25 - A greedy man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will be enriched.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - He who trusts in his own mind is a fool; but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - He who gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:28 - When the wicked rise, men hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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