28 The awicked flee when no one pursues,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
But by a man of understanding and knowledge
Right will be prolonged.
3 bA poor man who oppresses the poor
Is like a driving rain 1which leaves no food.
4 cThose who forsake the law praise the wicked,
dBut such as keep the law contend with them.
5 eEvil men do not understand justice,
But fthose who seek the Lord understand all.
Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
But a companion of gluttons shames his father.
Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.
gEven his prayer is an abomination.
10 hWhoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way,
He himself will fall into his own pit;
iBut the blameless will inherit good.
But the poor who has understanding searches him out.
12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great jglory;
But when the wicked arise, men 2hide themselves.
13 kHe who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
15 lLike a roaring lion and a charging bear
mIs a wicked ruler over poor people.
16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great noppressor,
But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.
17 oA man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit;
Let no one help him.
Lit. and there is no bread
Lit. will be searched for