Proverbs 28

Proverbs 28:6
28:6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.

Proverbs 28:8
28:8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest [OT law prohibited charging interest on money loaned to fellow Hebrews (Ex. 22:25)] amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

Proverbs 28:20
28:20 A faithful man [being faithful more important than accumulating wealth] will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich [such a person exalts selfish desires over faithfulness] will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:23-24
28:23 [cf. Prov. 27:6] He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering [flattery is like perfume—it smells good but should not be swallowed; cf. Prov. 7:21] tongue.

Note: “A slanderer says things behind your back that he would never say to your face, but a flatterer says things to your face that he would never say behind you back.” (ETB Adult Commentary, Winter 2003-04, p. 92)

28:24 He [one so intent on amassing wealth or getting money] who robs his father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong”—he is partner to him who destroys [or who creates havoc in society].

Proverbs 28:27


28:27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses [presumably administered by God].

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