Proverbs 28:5
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New International Version
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

New Living Translation
Evil people don't understand justice, but those who follow the LORD understand completely.

English Standard Version
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.

New American Standard Bible
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

King James Bible
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand everything.

International Standard Version
Evil men don't understand justice, but whoever seeks the LORD understands it all.

NET Bible
Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it all.

New Heart English Bible
Evil men do not understand justice; but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Evil men do not understand judgment, and they that seek Lord Jehovah know all good things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand everything.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Evil men understand not justice; But they that seek the LORD understand all things.

New American Standard 1977
Evil men do not understand justice,
            But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.

King James 2000 Bible
Evil men understand not justice: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

American King James Version
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.

Darby Bible Translation
Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything.

English Revised Version
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

World English Bible
Evil men don't understand justice; but those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all.
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
4Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them. 5Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things. 6Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.…
Cross References
John 7:17
If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own.

1 Corinthians 2:15
The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone's judgment.

1 John 2:20
You, however, have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.

1 John 2:27
And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.

Psalm 92:6
A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Psalm 119:100
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.

Isaiah 6:9
He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'

Isaiah 44:18
They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he opens not his mouth in the gate.

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show …

Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly …

Mark 4:10-13 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked …

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

1 Corinthians 2:14,15 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

1 John 2:20,27 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things…

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