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1The wicked flee when no one is pursuing them, #Lv 26:17Ps 53:5
but the righteous are as bold as a lion. #Eph 6:19-20
2When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers, #1Kg 16:8-282Kg 15:8-15
but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.
3A destitute leader # LXX reads A wicked man who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no food. #Ex 9:25
4Those who reject the law praise the wicked, #Rm 1:32
but those who keep the law battle against them. #1Kg 18:18Neh 13:11Mt 3:7|NoBook| 14:4Eph 5:11
5Evil men do not understand justice, #Ps 92:6
but those who seek the Lord understand everything. #Ps 119:100Jn 7:171Co 2:15Jms 1:51Jn 2:20
6Better a poor man who lives with integrity #Pr 19:1|NoBook| 20:7
than a rich man who distorts right and wrong. # Lit who twists two ways #Pr 16:8|NoBook| 19:22Is 5:20
7A discerning son keeps the law,
but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father. #Dt 21:20Pr 17:25|NoBook| 23:20|NoBook| 29:3
8Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest #Ex 22:25Lv 25:36
collects it for one who is kind to the poor. #Jb 27:17Pr 13:22Ec 2:26Ezk 18:13
9Anyone who turns his ear away from hearing the law —
even his prayer is detestable. #Ps 109:7Pr 15:8|NoBook| 21:27
10The one who leads the upright into an evil way
will fall into his own pit, #Ps 7:15Pr 16:29|NoBook| 26:27Mt 18:6
but the blameless will inherit what is good. #Mt 5:6
11A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
12When the righteous triumph,
there is great rejoicing, # Lit glory
but when the wicked come to power,
people hide themselves. #Pr 11:10|NoBook| 28:28|NoBook| 29:2Ec 10:5-6
13The one who conceals his sins
will not prosper, #Jb 31:33Ps 32:3
but whoever confesses and renounces them
will find mercy. #Ps 32:5Jms 5:161Jn 1:9
14Happy is the one who is always reverent, #2Ch 19:7Pr 23:17
but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble. #Ps 95:8
15A wicked ruler over a helpless people #Ex 1:14Pr 29:2Mt 2:16
is like a roaring lion or a charging bear. #Pr 19:121Pt 5:8
16A leader who lacks understanding
is very oppressive,
but one who hates dishonest profit
prolongs his life. #1Kg 12:1-19Ps 15:5Pr 15:27
17A man burdened by bloodguilt # Lit the blood of a person
will be a fugitive until death. #Gn 4:14|NoBook| 9:6Ex 21:14
Let no one help him. #Nm 35:31
18The one who lives with integrity will be helped,
but one who distorts right and wrong # Lit who is twisted regarding two ways
will suddenly fall. #Pr 2:7|NoBook| 10:9|NoBook| 20:7
19The one who works his land
will have plenty of food, #Pr 24:27
but whoever chases fantasies
will have his fill of poverty. #Pr 1:31|NoBook| 12:11|NoBook| 14:14
20A faithful man will have many blessings, #Pr 10:6Mt 25:21
but one in a hurry to get rich #Pr 20:21|NoBook| 28:221Tm 6:9
will not go unpunished.
21It is not good to show partiality #Pr 18:5|NoBook| 24:23
yet a man may sin for a piece of bread. #Ezk 13:19
22A greedy man # Lit A man with an evil eye is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him. #Pr 13:11|NoBook| 20:21|NoBook| 21:5|NoBook| 22:16
23One who rebukes a person will later find more favor #Pr 27:5-6
than one who flatters # Lit is smooth with his tongue. #Pr 26:28|NoBook| 29:5
24The one who robs his father or mother #Pr 19:6
and says, “That’s no sin,” #Pr 30:20Mk 7:11
is a companion to a man who destroys. #Pr 18:9
25A greedy person provokes conflict, #Pr 15:18
but whoever trusts in the Lord will prosper. #Ps 37:3-5Pr 3:5-6Jr 17:7-8
26The one who trusts in himself # Lit his heart is a fool,
but one who walks in wisdom will be safe. #Pr 3:5-7
27The one who gives to the poor
will not be in need,
but one who turns his eyes away # Lit who shuts his eyes
will receive many curses. #Pr 11:24|NoBook| 19:17|NoBook| 22:16
28When the wicked come to power,
people hide,
but when they are destroyed,
the righteous flourish. #Pr 28:12|NoBook| 29:2

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