New International Version

Proverbs 28:1-28

1The wicked flee though no one pursues,

but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

2When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,

but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

3A ruler28:3 Or A poor person who oppresses the poor

is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

4Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,

but those who heed it resist them.

5Evildoers do not understand what is right,

but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.

6Better the poor whose walk is blameless

than the rich whose ways are perverse.

7A discerning son heeds instruction,

but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

8Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor

amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

9If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,

even their prayers are detestable.

10Whoever leads the upright along an evil path

will fall into their own trap,

but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

11The rich are wise in their own eyes;

one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.

12When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;

but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.

13Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,

but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

14Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,

but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.

15Like a roaring lion or a charging bear

is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.

16A tyrannical ruler practices extortion,

but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.

17Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder

will seek refuge in the grave;

let no one hold them back.

18The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe,

but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.28:18 Syriac (see Septuagint); Hebrew into one

19Those who work their land will have abundant food,

but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

20A faithful person will be richly blessed,

but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

21To show partiality is not good—

yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

22The stingy are eager to get rich

and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

23Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor

rather than one who has a flattering tongue.

24Whoever robs their father or mother

and says, “It’s not wrong,”

is partner to one who destroys.

25The greedy stir up conflict,

but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.

26Those who trust in themselves are fools,

but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

27Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,

but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

28When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;

but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 28:1-28

1恶人未被追赶也逃窜,

义人坦然无惧如雄狮。

2国中有罪,君王常换;

国有哲士,长治久安。

3穷人28:3 穷人”有些抄本作“暴君”。欺压贫民,

如暴雨冲毁粮食。

4背弃律法的称赞恶人,

遵守律法的抗拒恶人。

5邪恶之人不明白公义,

寻求耶和华的全然明白。

6行为正直的穷人,

胜过行事邪僻的富人。

7遵守律法的是智慧之子,

与贪食者为伍令父蒙羞。

8人放高利贷牟利,

等于为扶贫者积财。

9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。