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Proverbs 28 (WEBP)

[1] The wicked flee when no one pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
[2] In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.
[3] A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.
[4] Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law contend with them.
[5] Evil men don’t understand justice; but those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.
[6] Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.
[7] Whoever keeps the law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.
[8] He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
[9] He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
[10] Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he will fall into his own trap; but the blameless will inherit good.
[11] The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
[12] When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
[13] He who conceals his sins doesn’t prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
[14] Blessed is the man who always fears; but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
[15] As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.
[16] A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.
[17] A man who is tormented by blood guilt will be a fugitive until death. No one will support him.
[18] Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.
[19] One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
[20] A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
[21] To show partiality is not good, yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.
[22] A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn’t know that poverty waits for him.
[23] One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.
[24] Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is a partner with a destroyer.
[25] One who is greedy stirs up strife; but one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.
[26] One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
[27] One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
[28] When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous thrive.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 28 (KJVS)

[1] The wicked H7563 flee H5127 (8804) when no man pursueth H7291 (8802): but the righteous H6662 are bold H982 (8799) as a lion H3715.
[2] For the transgression H6588 of a land H776 many H7227 [are] the princes H8269 thereof: but by a man H120 of understanding H995 (8688) [and] knowledge H3045 (8802) the state H3651 [thereof] shall be prolonged H748 (8686).
[3] A poor H7326 (8802) man H1397 that oppresseth H6231 (8802) the poor H1800 [is like] a sweeping H5502 (8802) rain H4306 which leaveth no food H3899.
[4] They that forsake H5800 (8802) the law H8451 praise H1984 (8762) the wicked H7563: but such as keep H8104 (8802) the law H8451 contend H1624 (8691) with them.
[5] Evil H7451 men H582 understand H995 (8799) not judgment H4941: but they that seek H1245 (8764) the LORD H3068 understand H995 (8799) all [things].
[6] Better H2896 [is] the poor H7326 (8802) that walketh H1980 (8802) in his uprightness H8537, than [he that is] perverse H6141 [in his] ways H1870, though he [be] rich H6223.
[7] Whoso keepeth H5341 (8802) the law H8451 [is] a wise H995 (8688) son H1121: but he that is a companion H7462 (8802) of riotous H2151 (8802) [men] shameth H3637 (8686) his father H1.
[8] He that by usury H5392 and unjust gain H8636 increaseth H7235 (8688) his substance H1952, he shall gather H6908 (8762) it for him that will pity H2603 (8802) the poor H1800.
[9] He that turneth away H5493 (8688) his ear H241 from hearing H8085 (8800) the law H8451, even his prayer H8605 [shall be] abomination H8441.
[10] Whoso causeth the righteous H3477 to go astray H7686 (8688) in an evil H7451 way H1870, he shall fall H5307 (8799) himself into his own pit H7816: but the upright H8549 shall have good H2896 [things] in possession H5157 (8799).
[11] The rich H6223 man H376 [is] wise H2450 in his own conceit H5869; but the poor H1800 that hath understanding H995 (8688) searcheth him out H2713 (8799).
[12] When righteous H6662 [men] do rejoice H5970 (8800), [there is] great H7227 glory H8597: but when the wicked H7563 rise H6965 (8800), a man H120 is hidden H2664 (8792).
[13] He that covereth H3680 (8764) his sins H6588 shall not prosper H6743 (8686): but whoso confesseth H3034 (8688) and forsaketh H5800 (8802) [them] shall have mercy H7355 (8792).
[14] Happy H835 [is] the man H120 that feareth H6342 (8764) alway H8548: but he that hardeneth H7185 (8688) his heart H3820 shall fall H5307 (8799) into mischief H7451.
[15] [As] a roaring H5098 (8802) lion H738, and a ranging H8264 (8802) bear H1677; [so is] a wicked H7563 ruler H4910 (8802) over the poor H1800 people H5971.
[16] The prince H5057 that wanteth H2638 understanding H8394 [is] also a great H7227 oppressor H4642: [but] he that hateth H8130 (8802) covetousness H1215 shall prolong H748 (8686) [his] days H3117.
[17] A man H120 that doeth violence H6231 (8803) to the blood H1818 of [any] person H5315 shall flee H5127 (8799) to the pit H953; let no man stay H8551 (8799) him.
[18] Whoso walketh H1980 (8802) uprightly H8549 shall be saved H3467 (8735): but [he that is] perverse H6140 (8737) [in his] ways H1870 shall fall H5307 (8799) at once H259.
[19] He that tilleth H5647 (8802) his land H127 shall have plenty H7646 (8799) of bread H3899: but he that followeth H7291 (8764) after vain H7386 [persons] shall have poverty enough H7389.
[20] A faithful H530 man H376 shall abound H7227 with blessings H1293: but he that maketh haste H213 (8801) to be rich H6238 (8687) shall not be innocent H5352 (8735).
[21] To have respect H5234 (8687) of persons H6440 [is] not good H2896: for for a piece H6595 of bread H3899 [that] man H1397 will transgress H6586 (8799).
[22] He H376 that hasteth H926 (8737) to be rich H1952 [hath] an evil H7451 eye H5869, and considereth H3045 (8799) not that poverty H2639 shall come H935 (8799) upon him.
[23] He that rebuketh H3198 (8688) a man H120 afterwards H310 shall find H4672 (8799) more favour H2580 than he that flattereth H2505 (8688) with the tongue H3956.
[24] Whoso robbeth H1497 (8802) his father H1 or his mother H517, and saith H559 (8802), [It is] no transgression H6588; the same [is] the companion H2270 of a destroyer H376 H7843 (8688).
[25] He that is of a proud H7342 heart H5315 stirreth up H1624 (8762) strife H4066: but he that putteth his trust H982 (8802) in the LORD H3068 shall be made fat H1878 (8792).
[26] He that trusteth H982 (8802) in his own heart H3820 is a fool H3684: but whoso walketh H1980 (8802) wisely H2451, he shall be delivered H4422 (8735).
[27] He that giveth H5414 (8802) unto the poor H7326 (8802) shall not lack H4270: but he that hideth H5956 (8688) his eyes H5869 shall have many H7227 a curse H3994.
[28] When the wicked H7563 rise H6965 (8800), men H120 hide H5641 (8735) themselves: but when they perish H6 (8800), the righteous H6662 increase H7235 (8799).

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 28 (YLT)

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