28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Other Translations of Proverbs 28:28

New International Version

28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

English Standard Version

28 When the wicked rise, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

The Message

28 When corruption takes over, good people go underground, but when the crooks are thrown out, it's safe to come out.

New King James Version

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

New Living Translation

28 When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding. When the wicked meet disaster, the godly flourish.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 28:28

Commentary on Proverbs 28:28

(Read Proverbs 28:28)

When power is put into the hands of the wicked, wise men decline public business. If the reader will go diligently over this and the other chapters, in many places where at first he may suppose there is least of Christ, still he will find what will lead to him.