English Standard Version
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
King James Bible
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
American Standard Version
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake 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.
Proverbs 28:13 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
7 He who keepeth instruction is a wise son;
But he that is a companion of profligates bringeth his father into shame.
We have translated תורה at Proverbs 28:4 by "law;" here it includes the father's instruction regarding the right way of life. נוצר תּורה, according to the nearest lying syntax, has to be taken as pred. זוללים are such as squander their means and destroy their health, vid., under Proverbs 23:20. רעה signifies, as frequently from the idea of (cf. Proverbs 29:3) pasturing, or properly of tending, to take care of, and to have fellowship with. יכלים shall put to shame denotes both that he himself does disgrace to him, and that he brings disgrace to him on the part of others.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate."
when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed,
2 Samuel 12:13
David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
2 Samuel 14:32
Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent word to you, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still." Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, and if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.'"
Now then make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."
And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
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