Proverbs 28 King James Version (KJV)
28 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 the Lord understand all things.
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 upon him.
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.
Proverbs 28 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion
28 The wicked flee when no one pursues,
2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes;
3 A poor man who oppresses the poor
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
5 Evil men do not understand justice,
6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
7 Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son,
8 One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion
9 One who turns away his ear from hearing the law,
10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way,
11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes,
12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory;
13 He who covers his sins will not prosper,
14 Happy is the man who is always reverent,
15 Like a roaring lion and a charging bear
16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor,
17 A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit;
18 Whoever walks blamelessly will be [c]saved,
19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
21 To [d]show partiality is not good,
22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches,
23 He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward
24 Whoever robs his father or his mother,
25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife,
26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
27 He who gives to the poor will not lack,
28 When the wicked arise, men hide themselves;