1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
General observations of impiety and religious integrity.
28:1 ¶ The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. And the righteous as a young lion is confident.
28:2 By the transgression of a land many [are] its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth rightit is prolonged.
28:3 A manpoor and oppressing the weak, [Is] a sweeping rain, and there is no bread.
28:4 Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them.
28:6 Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse of ways who is rich.
28:7 Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.
28:8 Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
28:9 Whoso is turning his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer [is] an abomination.
28:10 Whoso is causing the upright to err in an evil way, Into his own pit he doth fall, And the perfect do inherit good.
28:11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, And the intelligent poor searcheth him.
28:12 In the exulting of the righteous the glory [is] abundant, And in the rising of the wicked man is apprehensive.
28:13 Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
28:14 O the happiness of a man fearing continually, And whoso is hardening his heart falleth into evil.
28:15 A growling lion, and a ranging bear, [Is] the wicked ruler over a poor people.
28:16 A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days.
28:17 A man oppressed with the blood of a soul, Unto the pit fleeth, none taketh hold on him.
28:18 Whoso is walking uprightly is saved, And the perverted of ways falleth at once.
28:19 Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled [with] poverty.
28:20 A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
28:21 To discern faces is not good, And for a piece of bread doth a man transgress.
28:22 Troubled for wealth [is] the man [with] an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
28:23 Whoso is reproving a man afterwards findeth grace, More than a flatterer with the tongue.
28:24 Whoso is robbing his father, or his mother, And is saying, 'It is not transgression,' A companion he is to a destroyer.
28:26 Whoso is trusting in his heart is a fool, And whoso is walking in wisdom is delivered.
28:27 Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
28:28 In the rising of the wicked a man is hidden, And in their destruction the righteous multiply!
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