Proverbs 28:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

New Living Translation
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.

English Standard Version
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

New American Standard Bible
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

King James Bible
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.

International Standard Version
Whoever hides his transgressions will not succeed, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will find mercy.

NET Bible
The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A son of man that will hide his evil will not succeed, and God will be moved with compassion upon him that confesses to his sins and passes from them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever covers over his sins does not prosper. Whoever confesses and abandons them receives compassion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

New American Standard 1977
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
            But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

American King James Version
He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall obtain mercy.

English Revised Version
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but he who confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

World English Bible
He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:1 Sin makes men cowards. Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. 2. National sins disturb the public repose. 3. If needy persons get opportunities of oppressing, their extortion will be more severe than that of the more wealthy. 4. Wicked people strengthen one another in wicked ways. 5. If a man seeks the Lord, it is a good sign that he understands much, and it is a good means of understanding more. 6. An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. 7. Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. 8. That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified. 9. The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. 10. The success of ungodly men is their own misery. 11. Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. 12. There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. 13. It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. He who covers his sins, shall not have any true peace. He who humbly confesses his sins, with true repentance and faith, shall find mercy from God. The Son of God is our great atonement. Under a deep sense of our guilt and danger, we may claim salvation from that mercy which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. 14. There is a fear which causes happiness. Faith and love will deliver from the fear of eternal misery; but we should always fear offending God, and fear sinning against him. 15. A wicked ruler, whatever we may call him, this scripture calls a roaring lion, and a ranging bear. 16. Oppressors want understanding; they do not consult their own honour, ease, and safety. 17. The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him.
Study Bible
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
12When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves. 13He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. 14How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.…
Cross References
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Genesis 3:12
The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."

Leviticus 5:5
'So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned.

2 Samuel 12:13
Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.

2 Samuel 14:32
Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent for you, saying, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there."' Now therefore, let me see the king's face, and if there is iniquity in me, let him put me to death."

Ezra 10:11
"Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."

Nehemiah 9:2
The descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Job 31:33
"Have I covered my transgressions like Adam, By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,

Psalm 32:3
When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.

Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.
Treasury of Scripture

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

that

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a …

Genesis 3:12,13 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave …

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, …

1 Samuel 15:13,24 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said to him, Blessed be you of …

Job 31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:

Psalm 32:3-5 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Jeremiah 2:22,23 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your …

Matthew 23:25-28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean …

whoso

Leviticus 26:40-42 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, …

1 Kings 8:47-49 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were …

Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that …

Psalm 51:1-5,10 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness…

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Exodus 10:16,17 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I …

1 Samuel 15:30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honor me now, I pray you, before …

Matthew 3:6-10 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins…

Matthew 27:4,5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

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