28:1 The wicked a flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
(a) Because their own conscience accuses them.
28:2 For the transgression of a land b
many [are] its princes: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge [its]
state shall be prolonged.
(b) The state of the commonwealth is often
He that by interest and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather c
it for him that will pity the poor.
(c) For God will take away the wicked usurer, and
give his goods to him that will bestow them well.
28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the
law, even his prayer [shall be] d
(d) Because it is not of faith which is grounded
on God's word or law which the wicked contemn.
28:11 The rich man [is] wise
in his own conceit; but the poor man that hath understanding searcheth e
(e) And judge that he is not wise.
28:12 When righteous [men] rejoice, [there is]
great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man f
(f) He is known by his doings to be wicked.
28:14 Happy [is] the man that
g feareth always: but he that hardeneth
his heart shall fall into mischief.
(g) Which stands in awe of God, and is afraid to
28:15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; [so
is] h a wicked ruler over the poor
(h) For he can never be satisfied but always
oppresses and spoils.
28:17 A man that doeth
violence to the blood of [any] person shall flee to the pit; let no man i
(i) No one will be able to deliver him.
To have respect of persons [is] not good: for for a piece of k
bread [that] man will transgress.
(k) He will be abused for nothing.
28:22 He that hasteneth to be rich [hath] an evil l
eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
(l) Meaning, he that is covetous.
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in
the LORD shall be made m fat.
(m) Will have all things in abundance.