28:1. The wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth: but the just, bold as a lion, shall be without dread.
28:2. For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged.
28:3. A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine.
28:4. They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.
28:5. Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.
28:6. Better is the poor man walking in his simplicity, than the rich in crooked ways.
28:7. He that keepeth the law, is a wise son: but he that feedeth gluttons, shameth his father.
28:8. He that heapeth together riches by usury and loan, gathereth them for him that will be bountiful to the poor.
28:9. He that turneth away his ears from hearing the law, his prayer shall be an abomination.
28:10. He that deceiveth the just in a wicked way, shall fall in his own destruction: and the upright shall possess his goods.
28:11. The rich man seemeth to himself wise: but the poor man that is prudent shall search him out.
28:12. In the joy of the just there is great glory: when the wicked reign, men are ruined.
28:13. He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.
28:14. Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind shall fall into evil.
28:15. As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people.
28:16. A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.
28:17. A man that doth violence to the blood of a person, if he flee even to the pit, no man will stay him.
28:18. He that walketh uprightly, shall be saved: he that is perverse in his ways, shall fall at once.
28:19. He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread: but he that followeth idleness, shall be filled with poverty.
28:20. A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.
28:21. He that hath respect to a person in judgment, doth not well: such a man even for a morsel of bread forsaketh the truth.
28:22. A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.
28:23. He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.
28:24. He that stealeth any thing from his father, or from his mother: and saith, This is no sin, is the partner of a murderer.
28:26. He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be healed.
28:26. He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that walketh wisely, he shall be saved.
28:27. He that giveth to the poor shall not want: he that despiseth his intreaty, shall suffer indigence.
28:28. When the wicked rise up, men shall hide themselves: when they perish, the just shall be multiplied.
Proverbs Chapter 29
29:1. The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.
29:2. When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.
29:3. A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance.
29:4. A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.
29:5. A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.
29:6. A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice.
29:7. The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.
29:8. Corrupt men bring a city to ruin: but wise men turn away wrath.
29:9. If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh, he shall find no rest.
29:10. Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul.
29:11. A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards.
29:12. A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.
29:13. The poor man and the creditor have met one another: the Lord is the enlightener of them both.
29:14. The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
29:15. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will, bringeth his mother to shame.
29:16. When the wicked are multiplied, crimes shall be multiplied: but the just shall see their downfall.
29:17. Instruct thy son and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul.
29:18. When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law, is blessed.
29:19. A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer.
29:20. Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.
29:21. He that nourisheth his servant delicately from his childhood, afterwards shall find him stubborn.