Amplified Bible

Proverbs 28

Warnings and Instructions

1The wicked flee when no one pursues them,
But the righteous are as bold as a lion.

When a land does wrong, it has many princes,
But when the ruler is a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability endures.

A poor man who oppresses and exploits the lowly
Is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Those who [a]set aside the law [of God and man] praise the wicked,
But those who keep the law [of God and man] struggle with them.

Evil men do not understand justice,
But they who long for and seek the Lord understand it fully.

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than he who is crooked and two-faced though he is rich.

He who keeps the law [of God and man] is a wise and discerning son,
But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father [and himself].

He who increases his wealth by interest and usury (excessive interest)
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

He who turns his ear away from listening to the law [of God and man],
Even his prayer is repulsive [to God].
10 
He who leads the upright astray on an evil path
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit good.
11 
The rich man [who is conceited and relies on his wealth instead of God] is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor man who has understanding [because he relies on God] is able to see through him.
12 
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory and celebration;
But when the wicked rise [to prominence], men hide themselves.
13 
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and [b]turns away from his sins will find compassion and mercy.
14 
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.
15 
Like a roaring lion and a charging bear
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
16 
A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding and common sense [and his wickedness shortens his days],
But he who hates unjust gain will [be blessed and] prolong his days.
17 
A man who is burdened with the guilt of human blood (murder)
Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him or give him refuge.
18 
He who walks blamelessly and uprightly will be kept safe,
But he who is crooked (perverse) will suddenly fall.
19 
He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who follows worthless people and frivolous pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
20 
A faithful (right-minded) man will abound with blessings,
But he who hurries to be rich will not go unpunished.
21 
To have regard for one person over another and to show favoritism is not good,
Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
22 
He who has an evil and envious eye hurries to be rich
And does not know that poverty will come upon him.
23 
He who [appropriately] reprimands a [wise] man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
24 
He who robs his father or his mother
And says, “This is no sin,”
Is [not only a thief but also] the companion of a man who destroys.
25 
An arrogant and greedy man stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the Lord will be blessed and prosper.
26 
He who trusts confidently in his own heart is a [dull, thickheaded] fool,
But he who walks in [skillful and godly] wisdom will be rescued.
27 
He who gives to the poor will never want,
But he who shuts his eyes [from their need] will have many curses.
28 
When the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves;
But when the wicked perish, the [consistently] righteous increase and become great.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 28:4 Lit forsake.
  2. Proverbs 28:13 Lit forsakes.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 28

1恶人未被追赶也逃窜,
    义人坦然无惧如雄狮。
国中有罪,君王常换;
    国有哲士,长治久安。
穷人[a]欺压贫民,
    如暴雨冲毁粮食。
背弃律法的称赞恶人,
    遵守律法的抗拒恶人。
邪恶之人不明白公义,
    寻求耶和华的全然明白。
行为正直的穷人,
    胜过行事邪僻的富人。
遵守律法的是智慧之子,
    与贪食者为伍令父蒙羞。
人放高利贷牟利,
    等于为扶贫者积财。
人若不听从律法,
    他的祷告也可憎。
10 引诱正直人走邪道,
    必掉进自己设的陷阱;
    但纯全无过的人必承受福分。
11 富人自以为有智慧,
    却被明智的穷人看透。
12 义人得胜,遍地欢腾;
    恶人当道,人人躲藏。
13 自掩其罪,必不亨通;
    痛改前非,必蒙怜悯。
14 敬畏上帝必蒙福,
    顽固不化必遭祸。
15 暴虐的君王辖制穷人,
    如咆哮的狮、觅食的熊。
16 昏庸的君王残暴不仁,
    恨不义之财的享长寿。
17 背负血债者必终生逃亡,
    谁也不要帮他。
18 纯全无过的必蒙拯救,
    行为邪僻的转眼灭亡。
19 勤奋耕耘,丰衣足食;
    追求虚荣,穷困潦倒。
20 忠信的人必大蒙祝福,
    急于发财的难免受罚。
21 徇私偏袒实不可取,
    人却为一饼而枉法。
22 贪婪的人急于发财,
    却不知贫穷即将临到。
23 责备人的至终比谄媚者更受爱戴。
24 窃取父母之财而不知罪者与匪类无异。
25 贪得无厌的人挑起纷争,
    信靠耶和华的富足昌盛。
26 愚人心中自以为是,
    凭智慧行事的平安稳妥。
27 周济穷人的一无所缺,
    视而不见的多受咒诅。
28 恶人当道,人人躲藏;
    恶人灭亡,义人增多。

Notas al pie

  1. 28:3 穷人”有些抄本作“暴君”。