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The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion

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

Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes;
But by a man of understanding and knowledge
Right will be prolonged.

A poor man who oppresses the poor
Is like a driving rain [a]which leaves no food.

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But such as keep the law contend with them.

Evil men do not understand justice,
But those who seek the Lord understand all.

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son,
But a companion of gluttons shames his father.

One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion
Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.

One who turns away his ear from hearing the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.

10 Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way,
He himself will fall into his own pit;
But the blameless will inherit good.

11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor who has understanding searches him out.

12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory;
But when the wicked arise, men [b]hide themselves.

13 He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

14 Happy is the man who is always reverent,
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

15 Like a roaring lion and a charging bear
Is a wicked ruler over poor people.

16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor,
But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.

17 A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit;
Let no one help him.

18 Whoever walks blamelessly will be [c]saved,
But he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.

19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!

20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

21 To [d]show partiality is not good,
Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches,
And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

23 He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward
Than he who flatters with the tongue.

24 Whoever robs his father or his mother,
And says, “It is no transgression,”
The same is companion to a destroyer.

25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife,
But he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered.

26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.

27 He who gives to the poor will not lack,
But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.

28 When the wicked arise, men hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.

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  1. Adeosun Olugbemi Olagoke

    Bad and wicked people lack confidence,the opposite is for the righteous. When evil prevail in a land, so many people are the ones promoting it, and if good must rain in the land some people must champion it. Is not good for poor people to rob themselves. People who do not know the will of God will be praising the bad people ,but pure and holy people will stand against them. God likes any one who is poor with integrity, but the one corrupt with wealth is not like by God. Wisdom of anyone is reveal by how much he or she walk in the law of God. Making wealth in a dubious and unlawful manner is gathering it for holy and clean people. One thing that make ones prayer not to be answered by God is to tune off from hearing the word of God. The one who make another to go in a wrong way will fall into it by himself. A poor person with wisdom will overtake a rich person. Opening up on our sin will make prosper but covering up will only destroys us. One who has a soft mind and fear of the Almighty will be happy continuosly,but locking up ones heart will bring destruction. A leader without wisdom is an oppressor over his people. No need to beg one who do bad against others because he will have to hide himself very soon. A hardworking person will have plenty while one who walks with lazy People will only be poor at the end. Faithfulness bring plenty and increase while impatient makes one not to be innocent. In judgement sentiment is not good. Speaking the truth will make one to get help than the deceivers. People who steal from their parents and feels it is nothing they are just destroyers. Anyone with high mind will make fighting to erupt,but one who place his faith in God will increase. Stupidity is to trust in one’s heart,but wise walking will bring deliverance. Giving to the poor will bring increase,but closing our eyes to helping others bring curse. Multiplication of evil people makes good people to hibernate while,increase righteousness make holiness to multiply.

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