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Proverbs 28:1

Context
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The wicked person flees when there is no one pursuing, 1  but the righteous person is as confident 2  as a lion.

XREF

Ex 11:8; Le 26:17,36; De 28:7,25; 2Ki 7:6,7,15; Ps 27:1,2; Ps 46:2,3; Ps 53:5; Ps 112:7; Isa 7:2; Isa 26:3,4; Jer 20:4; Da 3:16-18; Da 6:10,11; Ac 4:13; Ac 14:3; 1Th 2:2

NET © Notes

sn The line portrays the insecurity of a guilty person – he flees because he has a guilty conscience, or because he is suspicious of others around him, or because he fears judgment.

tn The verb בָּטַח (batakh) means “to trust; to be secure; to be confident.” Cf. KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT “bold.”

sn The righteous, who seek to find favor with God and man, have a clear conscience and do not need to look over their shoulders for avengers or law enforcers. Their position is one of confidence, so that they do not flee.



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