Proverbs 28 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 28


Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 28:2

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged.

Proverbs 28:3

A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is [like] a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Proverbs 28:4

They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men understand not justice; But they that seek Jehovah understand all things.

Proverbs 28:6

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs 28:7

Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.

Proverbs 28:8

He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

Proverbs 28:9

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Proverbs 28:10

Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, He shall fall himself into his own pit; But the perfect shall inherit good.

Proverbs 28:11

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Proverbs 28:12

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

Proverbs 28:14

Happy is the man that feareth alway; But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 28:15

[As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear, [So is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Proverbs 28:16

The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor; [But] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Proverbs 28:17

A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit; Let no man stay him.

Proverbs 28:18

Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in [his] ways shall fall at once.

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

Proverbs 28:22

he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Proverbs 28:24

Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer.

Proverbs 28:25

He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife; But he that putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be made fat.

Proverbs 28:26

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Proverbs 28:27

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Proverbs 28:28

When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

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