When the righteous triumph, there is great glory and celebration;
But when the wicked rise [to prominence], men hide themselves.
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and [a]turns away from his sins will find compassion and mercy.(A)
Blessed and favored by God is the man who fears [sin and its consequence] at all times,
But he who hardens his heart [and is determined to sin] will fall into disaster.
- Proverbs 28:13 Lit forsakes.