28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
28:1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.

28:2 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.
28:2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; But by a man of understanding and knowledge Right will be prolonged.

28:3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor [is like] a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
28:3 A poor man who oppresses the poor Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.

28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them.

28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all [things].
28:5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all.

28:6 Better [is] the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than [he that is] perverse [in his] ways, though he [be] rich.
28:6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one 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 riotous [men] shameth his father.
28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father.

28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
28:8 One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.

28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.
28:9 One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

28:10 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.
28:10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, He himself will fall into his own pit; But the blameless will inherit good.

28:11 The rich man [is] wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
28:11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding searches him out.

28:12 When righteous [men] do rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
28:12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; But when the wicked arise, men hide themselves.

28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall have mercy.
28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

28:14 Happy [is] the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
28:14 Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

28:15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; [so is] a wicked ruler over the poor people.
28:15 Like a roaring lion and a charging bear Is a wicked ruler over poor people.

28:16 The prince that wanteth understanding [is] also a great oppressor: [but] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong [his] days.
28:16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor, But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.

28:17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of [any] person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
28:17 A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit; Let no one help him.

28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
28:18 Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, But he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.

28:19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.
28:19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!

28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

28:21 To have respect of persons [is] not good: for for a piece of bread [that] man will transgress.
28:21 To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

28:22 He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
28:22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

28:23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
28:23 He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward Than he who flatters 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.
28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, And says, "It is no transgression," The same is companion to a destroyer.

28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
28:25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.

28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.

28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
28:27 He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.

28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
28:28 When the wicked arise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.