New International Version
The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked flee - Every wicked man, however bold he may appear, is full of dreary apprehensions relative to both worlds. But the righteous has true courage, being conscious of his own innocence, and the approbation of his God. The unpitious fleeith - Old MS. Bible. This word is often used for impious, wicked, ungodly; hence it appears that our word pity anciently meant piety or godliness.
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A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay …
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I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.
"'As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf will put them to flight. They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.
2 Kings 7:7
So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives.
But I said, "Should a man like me run away? Or should someone like me go into the temple to save his life? I will not go!"
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.
You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill."
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