Proverbs 28:15
Good News Translation
Poor people are helpless against a wicked ruler; he is as dangerous as a growling lion or a prowling bear.

Contemporary English Version
A ruler who mistreats the poor is like a roaring lion or a bear hunting for food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people.

a roaring

Proverbs 20:2 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is under oppression, and broken in judgment: because he began to go after filthiness.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.

a ranging

Proverbs 17:12 It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting in his own folly.

2 Kings 2:24 And looking back, he saw them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord: and there came forth two bears out of the forest, and tore of them, two and forty boys.

Hosea 13:8 I will meet them as a bear that is robbed of her whelps, and I will rend the inner parts of their liver: and I will devour them there as a lion, the beast of the field shall tear them.

so

Exodus 1:14-16,22 And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth. . . .

1 Samuel 22:17-19 And the king said to the messengers that stood about him: Turn, and kill the priests of the Lord, for their hand is with David, because they knew that he was fled, and they told it not to me. And the king's servants would not put forth their hands against the priests of the Lord. . . .

2 Kings 15:16 Then Manahem destroyed Thapsa and all that were in it, and the borders thereof from Thersa, because they would not open to him: and he slew all the women thereof that were with child, and ripped them up.

2 Kings 21:16 Moreover, Manasses shed also very much innocent blood, till he filled Jerusalem up to the mouth: besides his sins, wherewith he made Juda to sin, to do evil before the Lord.

Esther 3:6-10 And he counted it nothing to lay his hands upon Mardochai alone: for he had heard that he was of the nation of the Jews, and he chose rather to destroy all the nation of the Jews that were in the kingdom of Assuerus. . . .

Matthew 2:16 Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
14Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind shall fall into evil. 15As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people.16A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.…
Cross References
Matthew 2:16
Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.

Exodus 1:14
And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth.

Proverbs 19:12
As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 29:2
When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.

Additional Translations
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear,'so is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

A hungry lion and a thirsty wolf is he, who, being poor, rules over a poor nation.

A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

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

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

As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.

A growling lion, and a ranging bear, Is the wicked ruler over a poor people.
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