King James Bible

Proverbs 27

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Chapter 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 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. 

 

 


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