Proverbs 28:3-10

3A ruler who oppresses the poor
is a beating rain that leaves no food.
4Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law struggle against them.
5The evil do not understand justice,
but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.
6Better to be poor and walk in integrity
than to be crooked in one’s ways even though rich.
7Those who keep the law are wise children,
but companions of gluttons shame their parents.
8One who augments wealth by exorbitant interest
gathers it for another who is kind to the poor.
9When one will not listen to the law,
even one’s prayers are an abomination.
10Those who mislead the upright into evil ways
will fall into pits of their own making,
but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

From the oremus Bible Browser v2.2.8 14 July 2018.

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