The Meaning of Proverbs 28 Explained

Proverbs 28

[1] The wicked  flee  when no man pursueth:  but the righteous  are bold  as a lion.  [2] For the transgression  of a land  many  are the princes  thereof: but by a man  of understanding  and knowledge  the state  thereof shall be prolonged.  [3] A poor  man  that oppresseth  the poor  is like a sweeping  rain  which leaveth no food.  [4] They that forsake  the law  praise  the wicked:  but such as keep  the law  contend  with them. [5] Evil  men  understand  not judgment:  but they that seek  understand  [6] Better  is the poor  that walketh  in his uprightness,  than he that is perverse  in his ways,  though he be rich.  [7] Whoso keepeth  the law  is a wise  son:  but he that is a companion  of riotous  men shameth  his father.  [8] He that by usury  and unjust gain  increaseth  his substance,  he shall gather  it for him that will pity  the poor.  [9] He that turneth away  his ear  from hearing  the law,  even his prayer  shall be abomination.  [10] Whoso causeth the righteous  to go astray  in an evil  way,  he shall fall  himself into his own pit:  but the upright  shall have good  things in possession.  [11] The rich  man  is wise  in his own conceit;  but the poor  that hath understanding  searcheth him out.  [12] When righteous  men do rejoice,  there is great  glory:  but when the wicked  rise,  a man  is hidden.  [13] He that covereth  his sins  shall not prosper:  but whoso confesseth  and forsaketh  them shall have mercy.  [14] Happy  is the man  that feareth  alway:  but he that hardeneth  his heart  shall fall  into mischief.  [15] As a roaring  lion,  and a ranging  bear;  so is a wicked  ruler  over the poor  people.  [16] The prince  that wanteth  understanding  is also a great  oppressor:  but he that hateth  covetousness  shall prolong  his days.  [17] A man  that doeth violence  to the blood  of any person  shall flee  to the pit;  let no man stay  him. [18] Whoso walketh  uprightly  shall be saved:  but he that is perverse  in his ways  shall fall  at once.  [19] He that tilleth  his land  shall have plenty  of bread:  but he that followeth  after vain  persons shall have poverty enough.  [20] A faithful  man  shall abound  with blessings:  but he that maketh haste  to be rich  shall not be innocent.  [21] To have respect  of persons  is not good:  for for a piece  of bread  that man  will transgress.  [22] He  that hasteth  to be rich  hath an evil  eye,  and considereth  not that poverty  shall come  [23] He that rebuketh  a man  afterwards  shall find  more favour  than he that flattereth  with the tongue.  [24] Whoso robbeth  his father  or his mother,  and saith,  It is no transgression;  the same is the companion  of a destroyer.  [25] He that is of a proud  heart  stirreth up  strife:  but he that putteth his trust  in the LORD  shall be made fat.  [26] He that trusteth  in his own heart  is a fool:  but whoso walketh  wisely,  he shall be delivered.  [27] He that giveth  unto the poor  shall not lack:  but he that hideth  his eyes  shall have many  a curse.  [28] When the wicked  rise,  men  hide  themselves: but when they perish,  the righteous  increase. 

What does Proverbs 28 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Proverbs 28

1  general observations of impiety and integrity

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