Proverbs 28:1
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

King James Bible
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

American Standard Version
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth: but the just, bold as a lion, shall be without dread.

English Revised Version
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs 28:1 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 Though thou bruise a fool in a mortar among grit with a pestle,

     Yet would not his folly depart from him.

According to the best accredited accentuations, אם־תּכתּושׁ has Illuj. and בּמּכתּשׁ has Pazer, not Rebia, which would separate more than the Dechi, and disturb the sequence of the thoughts. The first line is long; the chief disjunctive in the sphere of the Athnach is Dechi of 'הר, this disjoins more than the Pazer of 'בּם, and this again more than the Legarmeh of את־האויל. The ה of הרפות does not belong to the stem of the word (Hitzig), but is the article; רפות (from רוּף, to shake, to break; according to Schultens, from רפת, to crumble, to cut in pieces, after the form קיטור, which is improbable) are bruised grains of corn (peeled grain, grit), here they receive this name in the act of being bruised; rightly Aquila and Theodotion, ἐν μέσῳ ἐμπτισσομένων (grains of corn in the act of being pounded or bruised), and the Venet. μέσον τῶν πτισανῶν.

(Note: The lxx translates ἐν μέσῳ συνεδρίου, and has thereby misled the Syr., and mediately the Targum.)

In בּעלי (thus to be written after Michlol 43b, not בּעלי, as Heidenheim writes it without any authority) also the article is contained. מכתשׁ is the vessel, and the ב of בעלי is Beth instrumenti; עלי (of lifting up for the purpose of bruising) is the club, pestle (Luther: stempffel equals pounder); in the Mishna, Beza i. 5, this word denotes a pounder for the cutting out of flesh. The proverb interprets itself: folly has become to the fool as a second nature, and he is not to be delivered from it by the sternest discipline, the severest means that may be tried; it is not indeed his substance (Hitzig), but an inalienable accident of his substance.

Proverbs 28:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the righteous

Exodus 11:8 And all these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, Get you out...

Psalm 27:1,2 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Psalm 46:2,3 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea...

Psalm 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you...

Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer you in this matter...

Daniel 6:10,11 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled...

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

Cross References
Leviticus 26:17
I will set my face against you, and you shall be struck down before your enemies. Those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when none pursues you.

Leviticus 26:36
And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues.

2 Kings 7:7
So they fled away in the twilight and abandoned their tents, their horses, and their donkeys, leaving the camp as it was, and fled for their lives.

Nehemiah 6:11
But I said, "Should such a man as I run away? And what man such as I could go into the temple and live? I will not go in."

Psalm 53:5
There they are, in great terror, where there is no terror! For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you; you put them to shame, for God has rejected them.

Proverbs 27:27
There will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls.

Isaiah 30:17
A thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain, like a signal on a hill.

Jump to Previous
Bold Confident Evil Fear Fled Flee Flees Goes Lion Pursuer Pursues Pursueth Pursuing Righteous Running Secure Upright Wicked Young
Jump to Next
Bold Confident Evil Fear Fled Flee Flees Goes Lion Pursuer Pursues Pursueth Pursuing Righteous Running Secure Upright Wicked Young
Proverbs 28:1 NIV
Proverbs 28:1 NLT
Proverbs 28:1 ESV
Proverbs 28:1 NASB
Proverbs 28:1 KJV

Proverbs 28:1 Bible Apps
Proverbs 28:1 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 28:1 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 28:1 French Bible
Proverbs 28:1 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Proverbs 27:27
Top of Page
Top of Page