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Proverbs 28 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. And the righteous as a young lion is confident.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:2 - By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A man -- poor and oppressing the weak, Is a sweeping rain, and there is no bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:4 - Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:5 - Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - Better is the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse of ways who is rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:7 - Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:8 - Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:9 - Whoso is turning his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - Whoso is causing the upright to err in an evil way, Into his own pit he doth fall, And the perfect do inherit good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - A rich man is wise in his own eyes, And the intelligent poor searcheth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:12 - In the exulting of the righteous the glory is abundant, And in the rising of the wicked man is apprehensive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:14 - O the happiness of a man fearing continually, And whoso is hardening his heart falleth into evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - A growling lion, and a ranging bear, Is the wicked ruler over a poor people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - A man oppressed with the blood of a soul, Unto the pit fleeth, none taketh hold on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:18 - Whoso is walking uprightly is saved, And the perverted of ways falleth at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled with poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:21 - To discern faces is not good, And for a piece of bread doth a man transgress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:24 - Whoso is robbing his father, or his mother, And is saying, 'It is not transgression,' A companion he is to a destroyer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:25 - Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:28 - In the rising of the wicked a man is hidden, And in their destruction the righteous multiply!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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