Proverbs 28:28
New International Version
When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

New Living Translation
When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding. When the wicked meet disaster, the godly flourish.

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

Berean Study Bible
When the wicked come to power, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous flourish.

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

New King James Version
When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

New American Standard Bible
When the wicked rise, people hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

NASB 1995
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

NASB 1977
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

Amplified Bible
When the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves; But when the wicked perish, the [consistently] righteous increase and become great.

Christian Standard Bible
When the wicked come to power, people hide, but when they are destroyed, the righteous flourish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the wicked come to power, people hide, but when they are destroyed, the righteous flourish.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the rise of the evil a son of man is hidden, and in their destruction the righteous will be multiplied.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the places of ungodly men the righteous mourn: but in their destruction the righteous shall be multiplied.

Contemporary English Version
When crooks are in control, everyone tries to hide, but when they lose power, good people are everywhere.

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

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

Good News Translation
People stay in hiding when the wicked come to power. But when they fall from power, the righteous will rule again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When wicked people rise, people hide. When they die, righteous people increase.

International Standard Version
When the wicked rise to power, people hide themselves, but when the wicked perish, the righteous increase.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.

Literal Standard Version
A man is hidden in the rising of the wicked, "" And the righteous multiply in their destruction!

NET Bible
When the wicked gain control, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

New Heart English Bible
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous thrive.

World English Bible
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous thrive.

Young's Literal Translation
In the rising of the wicked a man is hidden, And in their destruction the righteous multiply!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
27Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses. 28When the wicked come to power, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous flourish.

Cross References
Job 24:4
They push the needy off the road and force all the poor of the land into hiding.

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

Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses.

Proverbs 29:1
A man who remains stiff-necked after much reproof will suddenly be shattered beyond recovery.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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 beareth 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, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

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…









Verse 28. - When the wicked rise, men hide themselves (see ver. 12); Septuagint, "In the places of the ungodly the righteous groan." But when they perish, the righteous increase (Proverbs 11:10; Proverbs 29:2, 16). The overthrow of the ungodly adds to the prosperity of the righteous, removes an opposing element, and promotes their advancement in influence and numbers.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When the wicked
רְ֭שָׁעִים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

come to power,
בְּק֣וּם (bə·qūm)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

people
אָדָ֑ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

hide themselves;
יִסָּתֵ֣ר (yis·sā·ṯêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

but when they perish,
וּ֝בְאָבְדָ֗ם (ū·ḇə·’ā·ḇə·ḏām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

the righteous
צַדִּיקִֽים׃ (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

flourish.
יִרְבּ֥וּ (yir·bū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great


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