Proverbs 28 – “Assorted Sayings”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
A number of individual proverbs are related.

II. Photo
A proverb about confession: “He who covers up his faults will not succeed; He who confesses and gives them up will find mercy.” (v. 13)

III. Select Verses    
6: Better is a poor man who lives blamelessly Than a rich man whose ways are crooked.
9: He who turns a deaf ear to instruction — His prayer is an abomination.
11: A rich man is clever in his own eyes, But a perceptive poor man can see through him.
13: He who covers up his faults will not succeed; He who confesses and gives them up will find mercy.
15: A roaring lion and a prowling bear Is a wicked man ruling a helpless people.
19: He who tills his land will have food in plenty, But he who pursues vanities will have poverty in plenty.
21: To be partial is not right; A man may do wrong for a piece of bread.
27: He who gives to the poor will not be in want, But he who shuts his eyes will be roundly cursed.

IV. Outline
1. The righteous/wicked
2. Rulership
3. The poor
4. The wicked
5. Understanding
6. The rich/poor and righteous/wicked
7. Instruction
8. Loaning with interest
9. Instruction
10. Misleading the righteous
11. The rich/poor
12. The righteous/wicked
13. Admitting ones errors
14. Fear; Stubbornness
15. A wicked ruler
16. Rulership
17. Bloodguilt
18. Upright and crooked paths
19. Work
20. Prosperity
21. Favoritism
22. Chasing wealth
23. Reproof
24. Stealing from one’s parents
25. Trusting in God
26. Wisdom
27. Charity
28. The righteous/wicked

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Michael Fox, Proverbs 10-31 (Anchor Yale Bible 18B; New Haven: Yale, 2009).
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