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- Proverbs 28:1
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT
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“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
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Proverbs 28:1 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“The wicked” ||רָשָׁ֑ע ||Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person || wicked |
|“flee” ||נָ֣סוּ ||To flit, i.e., vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver) ||flee |
|“when no” ||וְאֵין ||A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle || no |
|“man pursueth:” ||רֹדֵ֣ף ||To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) ||man pursueth |
|“but the righteous” ||וְ֝צַדִּיקִ֗ים ||Just || righteous |
|“are bold” ||יִבְטָֽח׃ ||Properly, to hie for refuge (but not so precipitately as H2620); figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure ||are bold |
|“as a lion.” ||כִּכְפִ֥יר ||A village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane) || lion |
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1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
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