1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
General observations of impiety and religious integrity.
28:1 ¶ The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion.
28:2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged.
28:3 A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is [like] a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.
28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich.
28:7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.
28:8 He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.
28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
28:10 Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, He shall fall himself into his own pit; But the perfect shall inherit good.
28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
28:12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
28:13 He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway; But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
28:15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear, [So is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.
28:16 The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor; [But] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
28:17 A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.
28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered; But he that is perverse in [his] ways shall fall at once.
28:19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.
28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.
28:21 To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.
28:22 he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.
28:23 He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor Than he that flattereth with the tongue.
28:24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer.
28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool; But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.
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