Proverbs 28
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1The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.1נָ֣סוּ וְאֵין־ רֹדֵ֣ף רָשָׁ֑ע וְ֝צַדִּיקִ֗ים כִּכְפִ֥יר יִבְטָֽח׃
2A land in rebellion has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.2בְּפֶ֣שַֽׁע אֶ֭רֶץ רַבִּ֣ים שָׂרֶ֑יהָ וּבְאָדָ֥ם מֵבִ֥ין יֹ֝דֵ֗עַ כֵּ֣ן יַאֲרִֽיךְ׃
3A destitute leader who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no food.3גֶּ֣בֶר רָ֭שׁ וְעֹשֵׁ֣ק דַּלִּ֑ים מָטָ֥ר סֹ֝חֵ֗ף וְאֵ֣ין לָֽחֶם׃
4Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.4עֹזְבֵ֣י ת֭וֹרָה יְהַֽלְל֣וּ רָשָׁ֑ע וְשֹׁמְרֵ֥י ת֝וֹרָ֗ה יִתְגָּ֥רוּ בָֽם׃ פ
5Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD comprehend fully.5אַנְשֵׁי־ רָ֭ע לֹא־ יָבִ֣ינוּ מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וּמְבַקְשֵׁ֥י יְ֝הוָ֗ה יָבִ֥ינוּ כֹֽל׃
6Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a rich man whose ways are perverse.6טֽוֹב־ רָ֭שׁ הוֹלֵ֣ךְ בְּתֻמּ֑וֹ מֵעִקֵּ֥שׁ דְּ֝רָכַ֗יִם וְה֣וּא עָשִֽׁיר׃
7A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.7נוֹצֵ֣ר תּ֭וֹרָה בֵּ֣ן מֵבִ֑ין וְרֹעֶה זֽ֝וֹלְלִ֗ים יַכְלִ֥ים אָבִֽיו׃
8He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for one who is kind to the poor.8מַרְבֶּ֣ה ה֭וֹנוֹ בְּנֶ֣שֶׁךְ [ובתרבית] (וְתַרְבִּ֑ית) לְחוֹנֵ֖ן דַּלִּ֣ים יִקְבְּצֶֽנּוּ׃
9Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.9מֵסִ֣יר אָ֭זְנוֹ מִשְּׁמֹ֣עַ תּוֹרָ֑ה גַּֽם־ תְּ֝פִלָּת֗וֹ תּוֹעֵבָֽה׃
10He who leads the upright along the path of evil will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.10מַשְׁגֶּ֤ה יְשָׁרִ֨ים ׀ בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ רָ֗ע בִּשְׁחוּת֥וֹ הֽוּא־ יִפּ֑וֹל וּ֝תְמִימִ֗ים יִנְחֲלוּ־ טֽוֹב׃
11A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man with discernment sees through him.11חָכָ֣ם בְּ֭עֵינָיו אִ֣ישׁ עָשִׁ֑יר וְדַ֖ל מֵבִ֣ין יַחְקְרֶֽנּוּ׃
12When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.12בַּעֲלֹ֣ץ צַ֭דִּיקִים רַבָּ֣ה תִפְאָ֑רֶת וּבְק֥וּם רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים יְחֻפַּ֥שׂ אָדָֽם׃
13He who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.13מְכַסֶּ֣ה פְ֭שָׁעָיו לֹ֣א יַצְלִ֑יחַ וּמוֹדֶ֖ה וְעֹזֵ֣ב יְרֻחָֽם׃
14Blessed is the man who is always reverent, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.14אַשְׁרֵ֣י אָ֭דָם מְפַחֵ֣ד תָּמִ֑יד וּמַקְשֶׁ֥ה לִ֝בּ֗וֹ יִפּ֥וֹל בְּרָעָֽה׃
15Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.15אֲרִי־ נֹ֭הֵם וְדֹ֣ב שׁוֹקֵ֑ק מֹשֵׁ֥ל רָ֝שָׁ֗ע עַ֣ל עַם־ דָּֽל׃
16A leader who lacks judgment is also a great oppressor, but he who hates dishonest profit will prolong his days.16נָגִ֗יד חֲסַ֣ר תְּ֭בוּנוֹת וְרַ֥ב מַעֲשַׁקּ֑וֹת [שנאי] (שֹׂ֥נֵא) בֶ֝֗צַע יַאֲרִ֥יךְ יָמִֽים׃ פ
17A man burdened by bloodguilt will flee into the Pit; let no one support him.17אָ֭דָם עָשֻׁ֣ק בְּדַם־ נָפֶשׁ‪‬‪‬ עַד־ בּ֥וֹר יָ֝נ֗וּס אַל־ יִתְמְכוּ־ בֽוֹ׃
18He who walks with integrity will be kept safe, but whoever is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.18הוֹלֵ֣ךְ תָּ֭מִים יִוָּשֵׁ֑עַ וְנֶעְקַ֥שׁ דְּ֝רָכַ֗יִם יִפּ֥וֹל בְּאֶחָֽת׃
19The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.19עֹבֵ֣ד אַ֭דְמָתוֹ יִֽשְׂבַּֽע־ לָ֑חֶם וּמְרַדֵּ֥ף רֵ֝קִ֗ים יִֽשְׂבַּֽע־ רִֽישׁ׃
20A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.20אִ֣ישׁ אֱ֭מוּנוֹת רַב־ בְּרָכ֑וֹת וְאָ֥ץ לְ֝הַעֲשִׁ֗יר לֹ֣א יִנָּקֶֽה׃
21To show partiality is not good, yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.21הַֽכֵּר־ פָּנִ֥ים לֹא־ ט֑וֹב וְעַל־ פַּת־ לֶ֝֗חֶם יִפְשַׁע־ גָּֽבֶר׃
22A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty awaits him.22נִֽבֳהָ֥ל לַה֗וֹן אִ֭ישׁ רַ֣ע עָ֑יִן וְלֹֽא־ יֵ֝דַע כִּי־ חֶ֥סֶר יְבֹאֶֽנּוּ׃
23He who rebukes a man will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.23מ֘וֹכִ֤יחַ אָדָ֣ם אַ֭חֲרַי חֵ֣ן יִמְצָ֑א מִֽמַּחֲלִ֥יק לָשֽׁוֹן׃
24He who robs his father or mother, saying, “It is not wrong,” is a companion to the man who destroys.24גּוֹזֵ֤ל ׀ אָ֘בִ֤יו וְאִמּ֗וֹ וְאֹמֵ֥ר אֵֽין־ פָּ֑שַׁע חָבֵ֥ר ה֝֗וּא לְאִ֣ישׁ מַשְׁחִֽית׃
25A greedy man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.25רְחַב־ נֶ֭פֶשׁ יְגָרֶ֣ה מָד֑וֹן וּבוֹטֵ֖חַ עַל־ יְהוָ֣ה יְדֻשָּֽׁן׃
26He who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.26בּוֹטֵ֣חַ בְּ֭לִבּוֹ ה֣וּא כְסִ֑יל וְהוֹלֵ֥ךְ בְּ֝חָכְמָ֗ה ה֣וּא יִמָּלֵֽט׃
27Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses.27נוֹתֵ֣ן לָ֭רָשׁ אֵ֣ין מַחְס֑וֹר וּמַעְלִ֥ים עֵ֝ינָ֗יו רַב־ מְאֵרֽוֹת׃
28When the wicked come to power, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous flourish.28בְּק֣וּם רְ֭שָׁעִים יִסָּתֵ֣ר אָדָ֑ם וּ֝בְאָבְדָ֗ם יִרְבּ֥וּ צַדִּיקִֽים׃
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Proverbs 27
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