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Proverbs 28

Introduction

Overview

Proverbs 28:1, General observations of impiety and religious integrity.

Verse 1

wicked: Leviticus 26:17, Leviticus 26:36, Deuteronomy 28:7, Deuteronomy 28:25, 2 Kings 7:6, 2 Kings 7:7, 2 Kings 7:15, Psalms 53:5, Isaiah 7:2, Jeremiah 20:4

the righteous: Exodus 11:8, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:2, Psalms 46:2, Psalms 46:3, Psalms 112:7, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 26:4, Daniel 3:16-Job :, Daniel 6:10, Daniel 6:11, Acts 4:13, Acts 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 2:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:14 - driven Genesis 31:36 - was wroth Genesis 50:15 - Joseph Exodus 24:18 - went into Joshua 7:12 - the children Judges 7:21 - all the host 1 Samuel 17:11 - dismayed 1 Samuel 17:48 - David hasted 2 Samuel 17:10 - heart 1 Kings 1:49 - General 1 Kings 12:18 - flee to Jerusalem 1 Kings 18:2 - went to show 1 Chronicles 12:8 - whose faces Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such Job 11:15 - thou shalt be Job 18:11 - to his feet Psalms 14:5 - were Psalms 73:19 - they are Psalms 91:5 - Thou Isaiah 30:17 - thousand Isaiah 33:14 - sinners Jeremiah 49:5 - I will Daniel 3:18 - be it Matthew 10:26 - Fear Matthew 14:4 - General John 7:26 - he speaketh John 18:4 - Whom Acts 4:11 - you Acts 13:46 - waxed Acts 16:37 - They have Acts 23:1 - earnestly Romans 10:20 - very bold

Verse 2

the transgression: 1 Kings 15:25, 1 Kings 15:28, 1 Kings 16:8-Joel :, 2 Kings 15:8-Obadiah :, 2 Chronicles 36:1-2 Kings :, Isaiah 3:1-Judges :, Hosea 13:11

but: Genesis 45:5-Ruth :, 2 Chronicles 32:20-Ezekiel :, Job 22:28-Amos :, Ecclesiastes 9:15, Isaiah 58:12, Daniel 4:27

by a man: etc. by men of understanding and wisdom shall they likewise be prolonged

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:21 - able men 1 Kings 12:18 - flee to Jerusalem 1 Kings 16:21 - divided 2 Kings 15:13 - a full month Ezra 8:16 - men of understanding Ecclesiastes 10:17 - when Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom Jeremiah 52:3 - through Revelation 4:7 - the first beast

Verse 3

poor man: Matthew 18:28-Amos :

which leaveth no food: Heb. without food

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:14 - General Judges 6:4 - left no Job 20:10 - His children Job 37:6 - great Proverbs 22:16 - that oppresseth Proverbs 30:14 - to devour Proverbs 30:22 - a servant Ecclesiastes 4:1 - and considered Ecclesiastes 10:17 - when Ezekiel 19:7 - and the land

Verse 4

that: 1 Samuel 23:19-Ecclesiastes :, Psalms 10:3, Psalms 49:18, Jeremiah 5:30, Matthew 3:15, Acts 12:22, Acts 24:2-Numbers :, Romans 1:32, 1 John 4:5

but: 1 Samuel 15:14-Jeremiah :, 1 Samuel 22:14, 1 Samuel 22:15, 1 Kings 18:18, 1 Kings 18:21, 1 Kings 20:41, 1 Kings 20:42, 1 Kings 21:19, 1 Kings 21:20, 1 Kings 22:19-Hosea :, 2 Kings 3:13, 2 Kings 3:14, Nehemiah 5:7-1 Chronicles :, Nehemiah 13:8-1 Kings :, Nehemiah 13:17-Proverbs :, Nehemiah 13:23-Ezekiel :, Nehemiah 13:28, Matthew 3:7, Matthew 14:4, Acts 15:2, Acts 19:9, Galatians 2:3-Joshua :, Ephesians 5:11, 1 Thessalonians 2:2, Jude 1:3

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:19 - they reported Nehemiah 13:11 - contended Nehemiah 13:25 - I contended Psalms 89:30 - forsake Proverbs 17:4 - General Jeremiah 9:13 - General Micah 3:2 - love 2 Peter 2:15 - forsaken

Verse 5

Proverbs 15:24, Proverbs 24:7, Psalms 25:14, Psalms 92:6, Jeremiah 4:22, Mark 4:10-1 Chronicles :, John 7:17, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 1 Corinthians 2:15, James 1:5, 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27

Reciprocal: Isaiah 44:18 - cannot Hosea 4:14 - therefore John 8:43 - do John 10:6 - they understood not

Verse 6

Proverbs 28:18, Proverbs 16:8, Proverbs 19:1, Proverbs 19:22, Luke 16:19-Isaiah :, Acts 24:24-Daniel :

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:32 - thy way Psalms 84:11 - walk Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh Proverbs 15:16 - little Ecclesiastes 4:13 - is a poor

Verse 7

keepeth: Proverbs 2:1-Joshua :, Proverbs 3:1-Habakkuk :

but: Proverbs 28:24, Proverbs 19:26, Proverbs 23:19-Song of Solomon :, Proverbs 29:3, Proverbs 29:15, Luke 15:13, Luke 15:30, 1 Peter 4:3, 1 Peter 4:4

is a companion of riotous men: or, feedeth gluttons

Reciprocal: Proverbs 23:20 - not Titus 1:6 - not 1 John 2:5 - whoso

Verse 8

that by: Proverbs 13:22, Job 27:16, Job 27:17, Ecclesiastes 2:26

unjust gain: Heb. by increase, Leviticus 25:36, Ezekiel 18:8, Ezekiel 18:13, Ezekiel 18:17

pity: Proverbs 19:7, 2 Samuel 12:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:25 - General Leviticus 11:34 - General Leviticus 25:14 - General Esther 8:1 - give the house Job 30:25 - was Proverbs 11:24 - that scattereth Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth Proverbs 19:17 - that hath Proverbs 20:21 - but Isaiah 23:18 - for them Jeremiah 17:11 - he that Ezekiel 18:7 - hath given Ezekiel 22:13 - thy dishonest Luke 12:20 - then 1 Peter 3:8 - pitiful

Verse 9

turneth: Proverbs 21:13, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 1:16, Isaiah 58:7-1 Kings :, Zechariah 7:11-1 Chronicles :, 2 Timothy 4:3, 2 Timothy 4:4

even: Proverbs 15:8, Psalms 66:18, Psalms 109:7, Luke 13:25-Daniel :

Reciprocal: Judges 9:7 - Hearken Job 27:9 - Will God Job 35:13 - God Psalms 99:7 - kept Psalms 119:150 - draw nigh Proverbs 16:12 - an Proverbs 21:27 - sacrifice Isaiah 30:9 - will not Isaiah 58:3 - exact Jeremiah 6:19 - nor to Jeremiah 11:15 - to do Jeremiah 14:12 - they fast Ezekiel 14:3 - should Ezekiel 20:3 - As I Ezekiel 20:31 - and shall Amos 5:21 - hate Micah 3:4 - cry Haggai 2:14 - So is this people Zechariah 7:13 - so Luke 5:33 - and make John 9:31 - we know James 5:16 - The effectual 1 John 3:17 - shutteth 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 10

causeth: Numbers 31:15, Numbers 31:16, 1 Samuel 26:19, Acts 13:8-2 Samuel :, Romans 16:17, Romans 16:18, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:4, 2 Corinthians 11:13-Ezra :, Galatians 1:8, Galatians 1:9, Galatians 2:4, Galatians 3:1-Numbers :, 2 Peter 2:18-Proverbs :, Revelation 2:14

he shall: Proverbs 26:27, Psalms 7:15, Psalms 7:16, Psalms 9:15, Ecclesiastes 10:8

but: Proverbs 10:3, Proverbs 15:6, Proverbs 21:20, Deuteronomy 7:12-2 Chronicles :, Psalms 37:11, Psalms 37:25, Psalms 37:26, Matthew 6:33

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:9 - What hast Exodus 21:33 - General Deuteronomy 27:18 - General Psalms 140:10 - into deep

Verse 11

rich: Proverbs 18:11, Proverbs 23:4, Isaiah 10:13, Isaiah 10:14, Ezekiel 28:3-Deuteronomy :, Luke 16:13, Luke 16:14, 1 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Corinthians 3:19, 1 Timothy 6:17

his own conceit: Heb. his eyes, Proverbs 26:16, Isaiah 5:21, Romans 11:25, Romans 12:16

the poor: Proverbs 18:17, Proverbs 19:1, Job 32:9, Ecclesiastes 9:15-Esther :

Reciprocal: Job 12:2 - ye are the people Job 32:11 - whilst Proverbs 12:15 - way Proverbs 26:5 - lest Proverbs 26:12 - a man

Verse 12

righteous: Proverbs 28:28, Proverbs 11:10, Proverbs 29:2, 1 Chronicles 15:25-Hosea :, 1 Chronicles 16:7-Zephaniah :, 1 Chronicles 29:20-Song of Solomon :, 2 Chronicles 7:10, 2 Chronicles 30:22-Daniel :, Esther 8:15-:, Job 29:11-Proverbs :, Luke 19:37, Luke 19:38

but: 1 Samuel 24:11, 1 Kings 17:3-Jeremiah :, 1 Kings 18:13, 1 Kings 19:3, Ecclesiastes 10:6, Ecclesiastes 10:16, Jeremiah 36:26, Hebrews 11:37, Hebrews 11:38

hidden: Heb. sought for, Jeremiah 5:1

Reciprocal: Job 24:4 - hide Psalms 49:16 - Be not Jeremiah 36:19 - General Daniel 2:49 - he set 2 Peter 2:8 - that

Verse 13

that: Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 17:9, Genesis 3:12, Genesis 3:13, Genesis 4:9, 1 Samuel 15:13, 1 Samuel 15:24, Job 31:33, Psalms 32:3-Deuteronomy :, Jeremiah 2:22, Jeremiah 2:23, Matthew 23:25-Hosea :

whoso: Leviticus 26:40-Luke :, 1 Kings 8:47-Ephesians :, Job 33:27, Psalms 51:1-Deuteronomy :, Psalms 51:10, Jeremiah 3:12, Jeremiah 3:13, Daniel 9:20-Isaiah :, Luke 15:18-Jeremiah :, 1 John 1:8-2 Samuel :

and forsaketh: Exodus 10:16, Exodus 10:17, 1 Samuel 15:30, Matthew 3:6-2 Samuel :, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5, Acts 26:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:15 - denied Genesis 37:20 - Some Genesis 37:31 - General Genesis 50:17 - they did Leviticus 5:5 - confess Leviticus 13:23 - General Leviticus 16:21 - confess over Numbers 5:7 - confess Joshua 7:19 - make Judges 10:15 - We have sinned 1 Samuel 15:15 - for 2 Samuel 11:6 - Send me 2 Samuel 12:13 - I have sinned 2 Samuel 14:32 - if there 2 Samuel 20:20 - that I should 2 Samuel 24:10 - I have sinned 2 Kings 20:15 - All the things 1 Chronicles 15:13 - for that 2 Chronicles 6:24 - shall return 2 Chronicles 6:26 - turn 2 Chronicles 7:14 - turn from 2 Chronicles 30:9 - will not Ezra 10:11 - make confession Job 9:30 - General Job 34:32 - if Psalms 32:5 - acknowledged Psalms 38:18 - For Psalms 51:3 - For I Psalms 119:26 - declared Isaiah 39:4 - All that Isaiah 55:7 - the wicked Jeremiah 2:35 - Because Jeremiah 7:3 - Amend Lamentations 1:20 - for Ezekiel 18:21 - if the Ezekiel 33:14 - if he Daniel 4:27 - break Malachi 2:16 - covereth Mark 1:5 - confessing Luke 3:13 - Exact John 8:11 - go Acts 19:18 - confessed Ephesians 4:28 - steal no more 1 John 1:9 - we confess

Verse 14

Happy: Proverbs 23:17, Psalms 2:11, Psalms 16:8, Psalms 112:1, Isaiah 66:2, Jeremiah 32:40, Romans 11:20, Hebrews 4:1, 1 Peter 1:17

but: Proverbs 29:1, Exodus 7:22, Exodus 14:23, Job 9:4, Romans 2:4

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:16 - the fool Proverbs 19:26 - wasteth Proverbs 21:29 - hardeneth Proverbs 24:16 - but Jeremiah 44:10 - neither Matthew 26:35 - Though 1 Corinthians 10:12 - General 2 Corinthians 7:11 - fear Hebrews 3:8 - Harden

Verse 15

a roaring: Proverbs 20:2, Hosea 5:11, 1 Peter 5:8

a ranging: Proverbs 17:12, 2 Kings 2:24, Hosea 13:8

so: Exodus 1:14-Nehemiah :, Exodus 1:22, 1 Samuel 22:17-Psalms :, 2 Kings 15:16, 2 Kings 21:16, Esther 3:6-2 Samuel :, Matthew 2:16

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 22:16 - Thou shalt 1 Samuel 23:10 - destroy the city 2 Samuel 17:8 - as a bear Psalms 10:9 - when Psalms 57:4 - among Proverbs 19:12 - king's Ecclesiastes 4:1 - and considered Ecclesiastes 4:13 - is a poor Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom Ezekiel 19:7 - and the land Ezekiel 32:2 - Thou art like Daniel 2:13 - the decree Zephaniah 3:3 - princes 2 Timothy 4:17 - and I Revelation 13:2 - and his feet

Verse 16

prince: 1 Kings 12:10, 1 Kings 12:14, Nehemiah 5:15, Ecclesiastes 4:1, Isaiah 3:12, Amos 4:1

he that: Exodus 18:21, Isaiah 33:15, Isaiah 33:16, Jeremiah 22:15-Esther :

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:14 - General Proverbs 15:27 - but Proverbs 26:1 - so Proverbs 29:14 - king Ecclesiastes 4:13 - is a poor Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom Jeremiah 17:11 - he that Ezekiel 19:7 - and the land Ezekiel 45:8 - and my princes Luke 12:15 - Take Ephesians 5:3 - covetousness

Verse 17

Genesis 9:6, Exodus 21:14, Numbers 35:14-Nahum :, 1 Kings 21:19, 1 Kings 21:23, 2 Kings 9:26, 2 Chronicles 24:21-Lamentations :, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5, Acts 28:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:21 - we saw Genesis 44:16 - God hath Numbers 35:20 - if he thrust Deuteronomy 19:11 - But if any Deuteronomy 21:1 - General 2 Samuel 3:30 - slew Abner 2 Samuel 13:34 - Absalom fled 1 Kings 2:6 - let 1 Kings 2:31 - that thou 2 Kings 15:13 - a full month 2 Chronicles 18:34 - he died Psalms 140:10 - into deep Proverbs 1:18 - General Jeremiah 41:15 - escaped Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring Habakkuk 2:17 - because Matthew 2:16 - and slew 1 Timothy 1:9 - manslayers

Verse 18

walketh: Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 10:25, Proverbs 11:3-Joshua :, Psalms 25:21, Psalms 26:11, Psalms 84:11, Galatians 2:14

but: Proverbs 28:6, Numbers 22:32, Psalms 73:18-Proverbs :, Psalms 125:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, 2 Peter 2:1-Leviticus :, Revelation 3:3

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:4 - in integrity Esther 6:13 - but shalt surely Psalms 7:10 - which Psalms 15:2 - He Proverbs 2:7 - a buckler Proverbs 29:1 - shall Isaiah 59:8 - crooked Micah 2:7 - walketh Luke 6:49 - immediately

Verse 19

that tilleth: Proverbs 12:11, Proverbs 14:4, Proverbs 27:23-Daniel :

but: Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 23:20, Proverbs 23:21, Judges 9:4, Luke 15:12-Esther :

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 13:7 - vain men Proverbs 13:23 - food Proverbs 14:23 - all Proverbs 29:3 - he Ecclesiastes 5:9 - the profit

Verse 20

faithful: Proverbs 20:6, 1 Samuel 22:14, Nehemiah 7:2, Psalms 101:6, Psalms 112:4-1 Samuel :, Luke 12:42, Luke 16:1, Luke 16:10-2 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 4:2-Deuteronomy :, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 2:13

but: Proverbs 28:22, Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs 20:21, Proverbs 23:4, 2 Kings 5:20-Daniel :, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Timothy 6:10

innocent: or, unpunished, Proverbs 17:5, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:23 - General Joshua 8:2 - only the spoil 2 Kings 22:7 - they dealt faithfully 2 Chronicles 34:12 - faithfully Proverbs 10:6 - Blessings Jeremiah 17:11 - he that

Verse 21

respect: Proverbs 18:5, Proverbs 24:23, Exodus 23:2, Exodus 23:8

for: Erasmus observes that this expression probably originated from the circumstance of holding out a piece of bread to a dog, in order to soothe him. Ezekiel 13:19, Hosea 4:18, Micah 3:5, Micah 7:3, Romans 16:18, 2 Peter 2:3

Reciprocal: Judges 18:4 - hired me Isaiah 29:21 - and turn Amos 2:7 - pant Mark 14:11 - and promised James 2:1 - with

Verse 22

that hasteth: etc. Heb. that hath an evil eye

hasteth to be rich: Proverbs 28:20, 1 Timothy 6:9

an evil: Proverbs 23:6, Matthew 20:15, Mark 7:22

and: Genesis 13:10-1 Chronicles :, Genesis 19:17, Job 20:18-Song of Solomon :, Job 27:16, Job 27:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:9 - thine eye Deuteronomy 28:54 - his eye Joshua 7:21 - I saw Proverbs 10:22 - he Proverbs 19:2 - and Proverbs 20:21 - gotten Proverbs 21:5 - of every Jeremiah 17:11 - he that Mark 14:11 - and promised Luke 11:34 - but

Verse 23

Proverbs 27:5, Proverbs 27:6, 2 Samuel 12:7, 1 Kings 1:23, 1 Kings 1:32-Matthew :, Psalms 141:5, Matthew 18:15, Galatians 2:11, 2 Peter 3:15, 2 Peter 3:16

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 25:33 - blessed Proverbs 9:8 - rebuke Proverbs 24:25 - a good blessing Ecclesiastes 9:17 - General 1 Thessalonians 2:5 - used

Verse 24

robbeth: Proverbs 19:26, Judges 17:2, Matthew 15:4-Joshua :

the same: Proverbs 28:7, Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 18:9

a destroyer: Heb. a man destroying

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:12 - Honour Deuteronomy 21:18 - have a stubborn 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go 1 Timothy 1:9 - murderers Hebrews 12:28 - with reverence

Verse 25

that is: Proverbs 10:12, Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 21:24, Proverbs 22:10, Proverbs 29:22

he that putteth: Psalms 84:12, Jeremiah 17:7, Jeremiah 17:8, 1 Timothy 6:6

made: Proverbs 11:25, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 15:30, Isaiah 58:11

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:10 - My little finger 2 Chronicles 10:10 - My little finger 2 Chronicles 25:19 - heart Proverbs 14:3 - the mouth Proverbs 30:33 - so Ecclesiastes 7:8 - the patient Isaiah 57:13 - but he Daniel 11:25 - stir up Matthew 26:33 - yet Acts 17:13 - stirred

Verse 26

that: Proverbs 3:5, 2 Kings 8:13, Jeremiah 17:9, Mark 7:21-Isaiah :, Mark 14:27-Obadiah :, Romans 8:7

but: Job 28:28, 2 Timothy 3:15, James 1:5, James 3:13-Job :

Reciprocal: Numbers 15:39 - ye seek not Job 9:21 - yet would Psalms 139:24 - And see Proverbs 4:23 - Keep Matthew 26:33 - yet Matthew 26:70 - General Luke 22:33 - I am John 13:38 - Wilt Romans 11:20 - Be 2 Corinthians 1:9 - that Hebrews 3:13 - the deceitfulness

Verse 27

that giveth: Proverbs 19:17, Proverbs 22:9, Deuteronomy 15:7, Deuteronomy 15:10, Psalms 41:1-Leviticus :, Psalms 112:5-1 Samuel :, 2 Corinthians 9:6-1 Kings :, Hebrews 13:16

hideth: Isaiah 1:15

shall: Proverbs 11:26, Proverbs 24:24

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:4 - greatly bless Deuteronomy 22:1 - hide thyself Proverbs 11:25 - liberal soul Proverbs 14:21 - he that hath Proverbs 21:13 - at Proverbs 30:10 - lest Isaiah 58:7 - to deal Isaiah 58:10 - thou draw Ezekiel 18:7 - hath given 2 Corinthians 9:8 - God

Verse 28

the wicked: Proverbs 28:12, Proverbs 29:2

hide: Job 24:4

they perish: Esther 8:17, Acts 12:23, Acts 12:24

Reciprocal: Psalms 101:6 - Mine Proverbs 11:10 - it goeth Ecclesiastes 10:6 - Folly

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-28.html.