New American Standard Bible
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
King James Bible
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
World English Bible
He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
Proverbs 28:13 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The conditions of freedom are confession and amendment, confession to God of sins against Him, to men of sins against them. The teaching of ethical wisdom on this point is identical with that of psalmist, prophet, apostles, and our Lord Himself.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous 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 from the tree, and I ate."
'So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned.
2 Samuel 12:13
Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.
2 Samuel 14:32
Absalom answered Joab, "Behold, I sent for you, saying, 'Come here, that I may send you to the king, to say, "Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me still to be there."' Now therefore, let me see the king's face, and if there is iniquity in me, let him put me to death."
"Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."
The descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
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