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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 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 ().
[3] A poor () man that oppresseth () the poor [is like] a sweeping () rain which leaveth no 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 .
[8] He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth () his substance , he shall gather () it for him that will pity () the poor .
[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 ().
[12] When righteous [men] do rejoice (), [there is] great glory : but when the wicked rise (), a man is hidden ().
[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 ().
[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.
[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 ().
[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 ().

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!