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Proverbs 28:15


Like 1  a roaring lion or a roving bear, 2  so is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 3 


Ex 1:14-16,22; 1Sa 22:17-19; 2Ki 2:24; 2Ki 15:16; 2Ki 21:16; Es 3:6-10; Pr 17:12; Pr 20:2; Ho 5:11; Ho 13:8; Mt 2:16; 1Pe 5:8

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tn The term “like” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for clarity and smoothness.

sn The comparison uses animals that are powerful, terrifying, insensitive, and in search of prey. Because political tyrants are like this, animal imagery of this sort is also used in Dan 7:1-8 for the series of ruthless world powers.

sn A poor nation under the control of political tyrants who are dangerous and destructive is helpless. The people of that nation will crumble under them because they cannot meet their demands and are of no use to them.

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