Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28:8-14

  Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit1
    gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.
  If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,
    even his prayer is an abomination.
10   Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way
    will fall into his own pit,
    but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.
11   A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
    but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.
12   When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,
    but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.
13   Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
    but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
14   Blessed is the one who fears the LORD2 always,
    but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.


[1] 28:8 That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor

[2] 28:14 Hebrew lacks the Lord