Proverbs 28:4
Good News Translation
If you have no regard for the law, you are on the side of the wicked; but if you obey it, you are against them.

Contemporary English Version
Lawbreakers praise criminals, but law-abiding citizens always oppose them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.

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They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.

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1 Samuel 23:19-21 And the Ziphites went up to Saul, in Gabaa, saying: Lo, doth not David lie hid with us in the strong holds of the wood, in mount Hachila, which is on the right hand of the desert. . . .

Psalm 10:3 For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

Psalm 49:18 For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.

Jeremiah 5:30 Astonishing and wonderful things have been done in the land.

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfil all justice. Then he suffered him.

Acts 12:22 And the people made acclamation, saying: It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

Acts 24:2-4 And Paul being called for, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: Whereas, through thee we live in much peace and many things are rectified by thy providence, . . .

Romans 1:32 Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.

1 John 4:5 They are of the world. Therefore of the world they speak: and the world heareth them.

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1 Samuel 15:14-24 And Samuel said: What meaneth then this bleating of the flocks, which soundeth in my ears, and the lowing of the herds, which I hear? . . .

1 Samuel 22:14,15 And Achimelech answering the king, said: And who amongst all thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son in law, and goeth forth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thy house? . . .

1 Kings 18:18,21 And he said: I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy father's house, who have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and have followed Baalim. . . .

1 Kings 20:41,42 But he forthwith wiped off the dust from his face, and the king of Israel knew him, that he was one of the prophets. . . .

1 Kings 21:19,20 And thou shalt speak to him, saying: Thus saith the Lord: Thou hast slain: moreover also thou hast taken possession. And after these words thou shalt add: Thus saith the Lord: In this place, wherein the dogs have licked the blood of Naboth, they shall lick thy blood also. . . .

1 Kings 22:19-28 And he added and said: Hear thou, therefore, the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing by him on the right hand and on the left: . . .

2 Kings 3:13,14 And Eliseus said to the king of Israel: What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father, and thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him: Why hath the Lord gathered together these three kings, to deliver them into the hands of Moab? . . .

Nehemiah 5:7 And my heart thought with myself: and I rebuked the nobles and magistrates, and said to them: Do you every one exact usury of your brethren? And I gathered together a great assembly against them,

Nehemiah 13:8-11,17-20,23-26,28 And it seemed to me exceeding evil. And I cast forth the vessels of the house of Tobias out of the storehouse. . . .

Matthew 3:7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 14:4 For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Acts 15:2 And when Paul and Barnabas had no small contest with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of the other side should go up to the apostles and priests to Jerusalem, about this question.

Acts 19:9 But when some were hardened and believed not, speaking evil of the way of the Lord before the multitude, departing from them, he separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

Galatians 2:3-6 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Gentile, was compelled to be circumcised. . . .

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather reprove them.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated, (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness.

Jude 1:3 Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
3A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine. 4They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.5Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:7
And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 14:4
For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Romans 1:32
Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.

Ephesians 5:11
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather reprove them.

1 Kings 18:18
And he said: I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy father's house, who have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and have followed Baalim.

Nehemiah 13:11
And I pleaded the matter against the magistrates, and said: Why have we forsaken the house of God? And I gathered them together, and I made them to stand in their places.

Nehemiah 13:15
In those days I saw in Juda some treading the presses on the sabbath, and carrying sheaves, and lading asses with wine, and grapes, and figs, and all manner of burthens, and bringing them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day. And I charged them that they should sell on a day on which it was lawful to sell.

Psalm 49:18
For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.

Additional Translations
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.

so they that forsake the law praise ungodliness; but they that love the law fortify themselves with a wall.

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

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

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

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law contend with them.

Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them.
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