Provérbios 28

1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

2 For the transgression of a land many {are} the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding {and} knowledge the state {thereof} shall be prolonged. {by...: or, by men of understanding and wisdom shall they likewise be prolonged}

3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor {is like} a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. {which...: Heb. without food}

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all {things}.

6 Better {is} the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than {he that is} perverse {in his} ways, though he {be} rich.

7 Whoso keepeth the law {is} a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous {men} shameth his father. {is a companion...: or, feedeth gluttons}

8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. {unjust...: Heb. by increase}

9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer {shall be} abomination.

10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good {things} in possession.

11 The rich man {is} wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. {own...: Heb. eyes}

12 When righteous {men} do rejoice, {there is} great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. {hidden: or, sought for}

13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh {them} shall have mercy.

14 Happy {is} the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

15 {As} a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; {so is} a wicked ruler over the poor people.

16 The prince that wanteth understanding {is} also a great oppressor: {but} he that hateth covetousness shall prolong {his} days.

17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of {any} person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but {he that is} perverse {in his} ways shall fall at once.

19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain {persons} shall have poverty enough.

20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. {innocent: or, unpunished}

21 To have respect of persons {is} not good: for for a piece of bread {that} man will transgress.

22 He that hasteth to be rich {hath} an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. {hasteth...: or, hath an evil eye hasteth to be rich}

23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, {It is} no transgression; the same {is} the companion of a destroyer. {a destroyer: Heb. a man destroying}

25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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