28 The wicked aflee when no man pursueth:
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
2 For the transgression of a land bmany are the princes thereof:
3 A poor man that oppresseth the dpoor
4 They that forsake the law fpraise the wicked:
But such as keep the law gcontend with them.
5 hEvil men understand not judgment:
But ithey that seek the Lord understand all things.
Than he that is lperverse in his ways, though he be rich.
7 Whoso keepeth the law is ma wise son:
Even rhis prayer shall be abomination.
sHe shall fall himself into his own pit:
But the upright tshall have good things in possession.
11 The rich man is wise †in his own conceit;
But the poor that hath understanding usearcheth him out.
12 xWhen righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory:
But he that fhardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
So is ia wicked ruler over the poor people.
But he that hateth kcovetousness shall prolong his days.
17 lA man that doeth violence to the blood of any person
Shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
But he that is nperverse in his ways shall fall at once.
19 oHe that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread:
But he that pfolloweth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
21 rTo have respect of persons is not good:
For sfor a piece of bread that man will transgress.
And considereth not that wpoverty shall come upon him.
23 xHe that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour
Than he that yflattereth with the tongue.
And saith, It is no transgression;
But he that putteth his trust in the Lord dshall be made fat.
26 eHe that trusteth in his own heart is a fool:
But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
But he that hhideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
But when they perish, the righteous increase.
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