Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.27.23 look…: Heb. set thy heart For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?27.24 riches: Heb. strength27.24 to…: Heb. to generation and generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.27.27 maintenance: Heb. life
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.28.2 by…: or, by men of understanding and wisdom shall they likewise be prolonged A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.28.3 which…: Heb. without food They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.