Proverbs 28
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1THE wicked flee when no man pursues them; but the righteous are confident as a lion.

2Because of the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by righteous men who know justice the stability thereof shall be prolonged.

3A poor man who oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which is of no benefit.

4Those who forsake the law glory in wickedness; but those who keep the law receive strength.

5Evil men do not understand justice; but those who seek the LORD understand all good things.

6Better is the poor man walking in his uprightness than a rich man whose ways are perverse.

7He who keeps the law is a wise son; but he who is engaged in vanity shames his father.

8He who increases his wealth by usury and unjust means shall leave it for him who is kind to the poor.

9He who closes his ears from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

10He who causes the righteous to go astray in an evil path shall fall himself into the pit; but the upright shall inherit good things.

11The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but a poor man of understanding will reprove him.

12When righteous men are strong, there is a great glory; but when the wicked rise to power, the glory diminishes.

13He who hides his transgression shall not prosper; but he who confesses his sins and forsakes them, God will have mercy upon him.

14Blessed is the man who is reverent always; but he who hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.

15As a roaring lion and a raging bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor.

16A ruler who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor; but he who hates deceit shall prolong his life.

17A man who is engaged in shedding of blood shall flee even to the jailer, and no one shall help him.

18He who walks uprightly shall be saved; but he who is perverse in his ways shall fall into a pit.

19He who tills the land shall have abundance of bread; but he who follows after vain pursuits shall have plenty of poverty.

20A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but an evil man shall not be innocent.

21A man who shows partiality is not good; for a piece of bread a man will become a traitor.

22He who hastens to be rich has an evil eye and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.

23He who rebukes a man shall find more favor afterwards than he who flatters with his tongue.

24He who robs his father or his mother and says, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a wicked man.

25A greedy man stirs up strife; but he who puts his trust in the LORD shall be enriched.

26He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; but he who walks with integrity will be delivered.

27He who gives to the poor shall not lack; but he who turns his eyes away from the needy shall have many a curse.

28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Proverbs 27
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