New International Version
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They that seek the Lord understand all things - They are wise unto salvation; they "have the unction from the Holy One, and they know all things," 1 John 2:20, every thing that is essentially needful for them to know, in reference to both worlds.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwo Coverings and Two Consequences
A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
"And There is None that Calleth Upon Thy Name, that Stirreth up Himself to Take Hold on Thee,"
God's Law Immutable
Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
1 Corinthians 2:15
The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,
1 John 2:20
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.
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