Proverbs 28
King James 2000

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

2For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge its state shall be prolonged.

3A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

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

5Evil men understand not justice: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

6Better is the poor who walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

7Whosoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of gluttonous men shames his father.

8He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

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

10Whosoever causes 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.

11The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that has understanding will find him out.

12When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

13He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

14Happy is the man that is reverent always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into calamity.

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

16The prince that lacks understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

17A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to a pit; let no man help him.

18Whosoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

19He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits shall have poverty enough.

20A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not go unpunished.

21To show partiality is not good: because for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

22He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.

23He that rebukes a man shall find more favor afterwards than he that flatters with the tongue.

24Whosoever robs his father or his mother, and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

25He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be prospered.

26He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whosoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

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

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

Proverbs 27
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