Proverbs 28:28
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English Standard Version
When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

King James Bible
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

American Standard Version
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When the wicked rise up, men shall hide themselves: when they perish, the lust shall be multiplied.

English Revised Version
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Webster's Bible Translation
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 The man of an evil eye hasteneth after riches,

     And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Hitzig renders 'אישׁ וגו the man of an evil eye as apos. of the subject; but in that case the phrase would have been אישׁ רע עין נבהל להון (cf. e.g., Proverbs 29:1). רע עין (Proverbs 23:6) is the jealous, envious, grudging, and at the same time covetous man. It is certainly possible that an envious man consumes himself in ill-humour without quietness, as Hitzig objects; but as a rule there is connected with envy a passionate endeavour to raise oneself to an equal height of prosperity with the one who is the object of envy; and this zeal, proceeding from an impure motive, makes men blind to the fact that thereby they do not advance, but rather degrade themselves, for no blessing can rest on it; discontentedness loses, with that which God has assigned to us, deservedly also that which it has. The pret. נבחל, the expression of a fact; the part. נבהל, the expression of an habitual characteristic action; the word signifies praeceps (qui praeceps fertur), with the root-idea of one who is unbridled, who is not master of himself (vid., under Psalm 2:5, and above at Proverbs 20:21). The phrase wavers between נבהל (Kimchi, under בהל; and Norzi, after Codd. and old editions) and נבהל (thus, e.g., Cod. Jaman); only at Psalm 30:8 נבהל stands unquestioned. חסר [want] is recognised by Symmachus, Syr., and Jerome. To this, as the authentic reading, cf. its ingenious rendering of Bereschith Rabba, c. 58, to Genesis 23:14. The lxx reads, from 22b, that a חסיד, ἐλεήμων, will finally seize the same riches, according to which Hitzig reads חסד, disgrace, shame (cf. Proverbs 25:10).

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the wicked

Proverbs 28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.

hide

Job 24:4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

they perish

Esther 8:17 And in every province, and in every city, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness...

Acts 12:23,24 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost...

Cross References
Job 24:4
They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Proverbs 28:12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.

Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Proverbs 29:1
He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.

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