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Proverbs 28:1–5

Warnings and Instructions

1 The wicked aflee when no one is pursuing,

But the righteous are 1bold as a lion.

2 By the transgression of a land amany are its princes,

But bby a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.

3 A apoor man who oppresses the lowly

Is like a driving rain 1which leaves no food.

4 Those who forsake the law apraise the wicked,

But those who keep the law bstrive with them.

5 Evil men ado not understand justice,

But those who seek the Lord bunderstand all things.

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