New American Standard Bible
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
World English Bible
The wicked flee when no one pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. And the righteous as a young lion is confident.
Proverbs 28:1 Parallel
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.
'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.
2 Kings 7:7
Therefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents and their horses and their donkeys, even the camp just as it was, and fled for their life.
But I said, "Should a man like me flee? And could one such as I go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in."
There they were in great fear where no fear had been; For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.
And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.
One thousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top And as a signal on a hill.
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