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28 ¶ The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a young lion.

¶ By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.

¶ A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

¶ Those that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.

¶ Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the LORD understand all things.

¶ Better is the poor that walks in his perfection than he that is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.

¶ Whosoever keeps the law is a wise son, but he that is a companion of gluttons shames his father.

¶ He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

¶ He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

10 ¶ Whosoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit, but the perfect shall inherit every good thing.

11 ¶ The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but the poor that has understanding is wiser than he.

12 ¶ When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, the sane man hides himself.

13 ¶ He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.

14 ¶ Blessed is the man that fears God always, but he that hardens his heart shall fall into evil.

15 ¶ As a roaring lion and a hungry bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

16 ¶ The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor, but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

17 ¶ A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee all the way to the grave, and no one shall sustain him.

18 ¶ Whosoever walks in integrity shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall into one of them.

19 ¶ He that tills his land shall be filled with bread, but he that follows after vain persons shall be filled with poverty.

20 ¶ The man of truth shall abound with blessings, but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be absolved.

21 ¶ To have respect of persons in judgment is not good; even for a piece of bread, man will transgress.

22 ¶ He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not consider that poverty shall come upon him.

23 ¶ He that rebukes a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flatters with the tongue.

24 ¶ Whosoever robs his father or his mother and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of the destroyer.

25 ¶ He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

26 ¶ He that trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whosoever walks in wisdom, he shall be saved.

27 ¶ He that gives unto the poor shall never lack, but he that hides his eyes from the poor shall have many a curse.

28 ¶ When the wicked rise, sane men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous multiply.

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