Proverbs 28:5
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New American Standard Bible
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.

King James Bible
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Darby Bible Translation
Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything.

World English Bible
Evil men don't understand justice; but those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil men understand not judgment, And those seeking Jehovah understand all.

Proverbs 28:5 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The deep interdependence of morality and intellect. We have a right judgment in all things in proportion as our hearts seek to know God. Compare James 1:23-24.

Proverbs 28:5 Parallel Commentaries

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Confession
"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

Heathen Plots
[This chapter is based on Nehemiah 6.] Sanballat and his confederates dared not make open war upon the Jews; but with increasing malice they continued their secret efforts to discourage, perplex, and injure them. The wall about Jerusalem was rapidly approaching completion. When it should be finished and its gates set up, these enemies of Israel could not hope to force an entrance into the city. They were the more eager, therefore, to stop the work without further delay. At last they devised a plan
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Adoption
'As many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.' John 1:12. Having spoken of the great points of faith and justification, we come next to adoption. The qualification of the persons is, As many as received him.' Receiving is put for believing, as is clear by the last words, to them that believe in his name.' The specification of the privilege is, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.' The Greek word for power, exousia, signifies
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
John 7:17
"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.

1 Corinthians 2:15
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.

1 John 2:20
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.

1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

Psalm 92:6
A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Psalm 119:100
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.

Proverbs 2:9
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.

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