Proverbs 28
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

The Boldness of the Righteous

1The unjust fled and none pursuing, and the just shall be confident as the young lion.

2In the transgression of a land many its chiefs: and by a man understanding to know, the place shall be extended.

3A poor man oppressing the poor, a sweeping rain and no bread.

4They forsaking the law will praise the unjust: and they watching the law, shall contend with them.

5Men of evil shall not understand judgment: and they seeking Jehovah shall understand all.

6Good the poor one going in his integrity above him perverting the ways, and he the rich.

7He watching the law a son understanding: and the companion of squanderers will shame his father.

8He increasing by interest and usury, he shall gather it for him compassionating the poor.

9He turning away his ear from hearing the law, also his prayer is an abomination.

10He causing the upright to wander in an evil way, into his pit shall he fall: and the good shall inherit complete things.

11The rich man is wise in his eyes, and the poor one understanding shall search him out.

12In the rejoicing of the just, much glory: in the rising up of the unjust, man will hide himself.

13He covering his transgression shall not prosper: but he confessing and forsaking, shall be compassionated.

14Happy the man fearing always: and he hardening his heart shall fall into evil.

15A roaring lion and a greedy bear the unjust one ruling over a poor people.

16A prince wanting understanding and great in oppressions: he hating gain shall lengthen the days.

17He terrifying violence upon the blood of a soul shall flee even to the pit; none shall hold fast upon him.

18He going uprightly shall be saved; and he being violent in the ways shall fall at once.

19He working his land shall be filled with bread: and he pursuing the vain shall be filled with poverty.

20A man of faithfulness multiplied blessings: and he hasting to be rich shall not be innocent.

21To look upon faces is not good and for a morsel of bread the man will transgress.

22A man of evil eye hasted for riches, and knew not that want shall come upon him.

23He reproving a man, afterwards shall find favor more than he smoothing the tongue.

24He stripping his father and his mother, and saying, No transgression; is companion to a man destroying.

25He enlarging the soul shall excite strife: and he trusting upon Jehovah shall he made fat.

26He trusting in his heart is foolish: and he going in wisdom shall be delivered.

27He giving to the poor wants not: and he hiding his eyes increased curses.

28In the rising up of the unjust, man shalt hide: and in their perishing, the lust shall increase.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Proverbs 27
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