BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Proverbs 28:1". Proverbs 28:1 (ESV) Proverbs 28:1 (CEBA) Why is the wicked fleeing? 1a The wicked flee when no man pursueth: 1. Innocence is the best armour he can put on. Proverbs 28:1 (GNT) The wicked flee when no one is pursuing [them], but the righteous are as bold as a lion. A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. There must be some hidden power which thus unnerves a man when he is out of the reach of any visible avenger, and causes him to tremble at the sound of his own footstep, or to see the reflection of the face of the man he has wronged in every human countenance that he meets. And all his seed seek salvation in this way, and in none other. (Compare Proverbs 15:8 , 21:27 ). Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. The things which naturally contribute to make men courageous. Even when the sinner has no reason to fear man at all, he is not free from feelings of terror. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. There must be some influence at work somewhere which strikes this terror into the human spirit. The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion. My brothers and I went to a private Christian school for most of our education. The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. 27. In the absence of all causes without we must look within, and there we find the pursuer. But those who do what is right are as bold as lions. BibliographyHenry, Matthew. This is a fact that may be accounted for on moral grounds. 3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. Sin makes men cowards. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. e.g. How the righteous man acquits himself. The real coward is the slave of his fear, and mankind are right in branding cowardice as vile and contemptible. "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". 14. feareth--that is, God, and so repents. (Zckler). The character of the righteous and of the wicked, with the blessed fruits of integrity, and evil effects of sin, Proverbs 28:11-12. prolonged--or, "by a man of understanding--that is, a good ruler--he who knows or regards the right, that is, a good citizen, shall prolong (his days)." "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/proverbs-28.html. In itself, indeed, יבטח may be used absolutely: he is confident, undismayed, of the lion as well as of the leviathan, Job 40:23. NKJV The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion. That fear gives wings to the transgressor is observed even to a proverb. ; Psalms 91:1, sqq. 2. It was not until the first sin had been committed that Adam and his wife hid themselves, and fled when no man pursued. Proverbs 28:1 (LEB) The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a young lion. The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion. Verse 7 . (A wicked person fleeth, when no one pursueth him; but a righteous person shall be without fear, like a trusting lion.). 5. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. (Compare John 7:17 ). wicked--Wrongdoers encourage one another. There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. (James Roe, M.A.). Riches cannot compensate for sin, nor the want of them affect integrity. 1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. We must not forget to make the distinction between physical and moral timidity. Then let us all cultivate the decision, the boldness, and the endurance, which our profession demands. . Verse 15 . Proverbs 28:1 Volunteering. The righteous are bold; are courageous and resolute, having the witness of a good conscience, and the assurance of Divine favour and protection, and the supports and consolations of the Holy Ghost. BibliographyHenry, Matthew. (Compare Proverbs 10:6 ). View Chapter . Then the finest faculties of men may become terrible scourges. I. Boldness is indispensable at the very beginning of the Christian course. 3. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 36.) The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions. If they flee when none pursues, what will they do when they shall see God himself pursuing them with his armies? ), IV. Ignorance of moral truth is due to unwillingness to know it. The natural position of any creature in relation to the Creator is the position which he held when he was originally created. That they be well satisfied in the nature of their actions and undertakings. The wicked flee when no man pursueth — Because a consciousness of their guilt excites in them a continual expectation and dread of God’s judgments; but the righteous are bold as a lion — Are courageous and resolute, having the testimony of a good conscience, and assurance of the divine favour and protection, and the supports and consolations of the Holy Ghost. Proverbs 28:1 - "...wicked flee when no man pursueth..." Revelation 21:8 - "But the fearful...shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire..." These ungodly and impious folk are full of apprehensions. They are bold and undaunted, both before God and men; before God in prayer, knowing him to be their covenant God in Christ, having in view the blood and righteousness of Christ, and being assisted by his Spirit: and they are undaunted before men; if the righteous man is a minister of the word, he speaks it boldly, as it ought to be spoken, fearing the faces of none, knowing it to be the Gospel of Christ, the truth, as it is in him, and the power of God to salvation; and if a private Christian, he is a public professor of Christ, this word and ordinances, which he is not ashamed to own before all the world; in short, the righteous are bold in life and in death, and will be so in the day of judgment; and it is their righteousness which makes them so, from which they are denominated righteous, even not their own, but the righteousness of Christ. Proverbs 28:1. . Under a sense of sin the bravest man becomes a coward. Nehemiah, in a time of peril, exclaimed—"Should such a man as I flee?" BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Some parallelisms repeat the meaning in different words; some build on what was said in the first part. The wicked flee the responsibility and truth, although no man may pursue, but god will. 1706. The ungodly flees when no one pursues: but the righteous is confident as a lion. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Mishle 28:1 (OJB) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/proverbs-28.html. The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1, NASB: "The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion." All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. I. The wicked fly when none pursueth.] Among the instruments of torture with which conscience afflicts the soul of the sinner is fear. ), Pursuit and flight are in nature correlatives, and constitute an inseparable pair. And this their persecutors counted not courage and magnanimity, but wilfulness and obstinace. Still to preserve thy conscious innocence. 20. maketh haste . 3 A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. 2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. A wicked person flees when no one is chasing him, but righteous people are as bold as lions. 3. They are restless, unsettled, miserable. blood, &c.--or, that is oppressed by the blood of life ( Genesis 9:6 ), which he has taken. But it is suitable thus without any addition for the righteous, and נסו and יבטח correspond to each other as predicates, in accordance with the parallelism; the accentuation is also here correct. The wicked run when no one is chasing them, but an honest person is as brave as a lion. Those make themselves always easy, that live in continual dependence upon God and his grace, and live by faith. The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1 (BBE) Hall. Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. 1857. Verse 17 . Pro 28:3. That they be free, and within their own command. riotous men--or, "gluttons" ( Proverbs 23:20 Proverbs 23:21 ). "The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion. 4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. Double dealing is eventually fatal. of The Reader will not fail, I hope, to perceive that what is said of seeking the Lord, as resulting from an understanding in all things, carries with it a correspondence to the same conduct as the praying seed of Jacob in all ages have adopted in seeking the Lord's face in the Lord's strength. It is the point of closest contact and most intimate communion between us and the Father of our spirits. יבטח denotes that which continually happens: the righteous remains, even where external danger really threatens, bold and courageous, after the manner of a young, vigorous lion, because feeling himself strong in God, and assured of his safety through Him. It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. 8. usury . A selfish man not only will not look out for objects of compassion, but will look off from those that call for his attention. The righteous are bold; are courageous and resolute, having the witness of a good conscience, and the assurance of Divine favour and protection, and the supports and consolations of the Holy Ghost. The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. Does it require no boldness to obey the gospel call? Here is the wickedness of those who think it no sin to rob their parents, by wheedling them or threatening them, or by wasting what they have, and running into debt. Tools. BibliographyKeil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. . They may bid farewell to doubt and insecurity. (a) Because their own conscience accuses them.28:2 For the transgression of a land b many [are] its princes: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge [its] state shall be prolonged. Whatever difficulties they meet with in the way of their duty, they are not daunted by them. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". (Compare Proverbs 10:9 , 17:20 ). (W. Arnot, D.D.). Paul before the Roman governor, and even before Nero himself, witnessed a good confession. “The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” -Proverbs 28:1. Or, "In the rebellion." An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. ", "Many of the proverbs in Proverbs 18-29 remind us of those in the 2major section of Proverbs (Proverbs 10:1-22:16), with their frequent contrasts of good and evil. "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". 2. Sinners run away even when no one is chasing them. (Compare Proverbs 11:24-26 ). The wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth: but the just, bold as a lion, shall be without dread. 1. Some indeed there are who have so effectually dosed and qualified their consciences as to pass over a crime with as much indifference as they before committed it. The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion. Saxon of righteous is “right wise.” Before man had fallen the righteous were those who were conformed, in all respects, to the known will of God. "[1] In this verse the contrast is between a criminal whose guilty conscience compels him to flee and a righteous person who feels no such compulsion. The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion. Evil people run even though no one is chasing them, but good people are as brave as a lion. (b) As Richard III thought he saw in his sleep various images like terrible devils, pulling and hauling at him, after he had, Joab-like, slain two men more righteous than him, his two innocent nephews. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. The wicked flee when no man pursueth, because the conscience of their own guilt puts them into a continual expectation and dread of God’s judgments. Proverbs 28:1 (YLT) —Proverbs 28:1 "Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream." 35. A poor but wise man can discover (and expose) the rich and self-conceited. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/phc/proverbs-28.html. 1905. "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". That they have a probable security of good success. Proverbs 28:1 (NKJV) But the righteous is bold as a lion.] And trusts to his own heart, which is not only deceitful above all things, but which has often deceived him. II. What bright examples of courage have been placed before us in the lives of the saints of God--Moses, Caleb and Joshua, David, Elijah, etc. Young's Literal Translation The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. 1. , Isaiah 16:4); (Note: The Targum of Proverbs 28:1 is, in Bereschith rabba , c. 84, ערק רשּׁיעא ולא רריפין להּ ; that lying before us is formed after the Peshito.). That they be well hardened to endure difficulties and inconveniences. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him. [Joshua 24:12] Such were those Syrians that, struck with a panic terror, fled for their lives, and left their rich camp for a booty to the Israelites. 2. They who sin can have no real peace or satisfaction of mind. That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. . BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. A statement containing powerful truth, for sure. All other rights reserved. God is portrayed as a lion in the protection of His people (Hosea 5:14, 11:10), and Jesus is called the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5). II. 1. (Compare Proverbs 17:25 ). What continual frights those are subject to that go on in wicked ways! Moses "feared not the wrath of the king." Proverbs 28:1-5 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. JPS Old Testament The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are secure as a young lion. 28 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. 2 When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. The evil man goes running away when no man is after him, but the upright are without fear, like the lion. him--by God's providence. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Tools. Psalms 27:8; John 14:6. The wicked flee when no man pursueth : but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1 Context. That they have a hopeful prospect of being well seconded. The wicked flee when no man pursueth : but the righteous are bold as a lion. The three confessors stood undaunted before the furious autocrat of Babylon. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". רשׁע belongs thus to נסוּ as collective sing. Go to. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Those benefited by reproof will love their monitors. Changing the picture, the text presents the righteous as “bold as a lion.” The courage of the lion, though by no means a certain thing, has passed into a proverb, and the highest degree of intrepidity is implied by this comparison. 11. poverty . New York. Their foundation is a rock; their hope is sure and steadfast. A man may quit the scene of his crime and go into a country where all around him is entirely different, but he will be painfully conscious that he is himself the same being—that although he has changed everything outside himself he has preserved his identity. If the reader will go diligently over this and the other chapters, in many places where at first he may suppose there is least of Christ, still he will find what will lead to him. "The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion." 1854-1889. 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. Pro 28:2. There is even the possibility that it may be destroyed. King James Version (1611) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bolde as a … “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 (KJV) The one who is guilty of a crime is constantly looking over their shoulders to check, and see if anyone is pursuing them. The original and natural relation between them and their Father in heaven has been re-established by their acceptance of His conditions of reconciliation, and being now on the side of righteousness they have no reason to flee even when many pursue them, much less when they are alone with themselves and God. The eleventh article says, “We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by faith.” A certain quality is ascribed to such persons: they are “bold as a lion.” This is a proverbial expression from ancient times. 24. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. Proverbs 28:1, KJV: "The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion." It is not desperation, for they can rely on innumerable promises. The wicked run when no one is chasing them, but an honest person is as brave as a lion. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-28.html. The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a young lion. "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". Anarchy producing contending rulers shortens the reign of each. Terrors are sent as messages of mercy to arouse loiterers, and compel them to flee. When they escape from man, God is the pursuer of the guilty. I. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Wickedness goes further, though, than just a … Had a little devotional then hit the trails with these hooligans on this beautiful Sunday. The school had all grades, kindergarten through 12th. hearing--that is, obeying. Verse 25 . 17. doeth violence . but by a man . The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. [Genesis 4:14] Such were those cursed Canaanites that were chased by God’s hornet sent among them - that is, by the blood hounds of their own consciences. The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. What a holy security and serenity of mind those enjoy who keep conscience void of offence, and so keep themselves in the love of God. Though they pretend to be easy, there are secret fears which haunt them wherever they go, so that they fear where no present or imminent danger is. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Delitzsch reads, "Through a man of wisdom, of knowledge, authority continues.". BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. Sin is immediately followed by fear--by the fear of detection, of exposure, of punishment. I pity the loss of their souls, saith a reverend man, (g) that serve themselves as the Jesuit in Lancashire, followed by one that found his glove with a desire to restore it him, but pursued inwardly with a guilty conscience, leaps over a hedge, plunges into a gravel pit behind it unseen and unthought of, wherein he was drowned. (e) The Hollanders also stamped new money with this invincible armada, as the Spaniards in their pride had styled it, having this motto Impius fugit, nemine sequente, (f) The wicked fly when no man pursueth. The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one's after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions. The man who flees when none are pursuing reveals that he is engaged in an attempt to flee from himself, and this is an endeavour that will ever be fruitless. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-28.html. Lion — כפיר, (kephir,) a young lion, esteemed bolder or less discreet than an older one. The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. The wicked flee, &c. = A lawIess one flees. Illustrations: Adam (Genesis 3:8); Joseph"s brethren (Genesis 50:15); the Jews (Leviticus 26:36); Ahab (1 Kings 21:20); Herod Antipas (Matthew 14:2. "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". Wickedness goes further, though, than just a … He who has done nothing to be ashamed of cannot dread detection and exposure. As Cardinal Crescentius feared a fancied devil walking in his chamber like a great mastiff (a), and couching under his table as he was writing letters to Rome against the Protestants. Verse 26 . "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Proverbs 28-31 King James Version (KJV). Compare Proverbs 20:27); Felix (Acts 24:25). (Seneca, ep. Conscience within a man is one extremity of an electric wire, whose other extremity is fastened to the judgment-seat.… A man may be saved from death by seeing the reflection of his danger in a mirror, when the danger itself could not be directly seen. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". (1) The wicked flee when no man pursueth.—Comp. hidden--that is, the good retire, or all kinds try to escape a wicked rule. “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” this concept kind of describe the entire 2016 election. Verse 16 . Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. Then the wicked cannot bear the judgment of man; how can they endure the vengeance of God? Covetousness often produces oppression, hence the contrast. If I ascend up into heaven thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold Thou art there; if I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall uphold me." 3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. A wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth; but a just man as a lion trusting shall be without fearedfulness. They present a bold front to the enemy; they feel their superiority. [ 9:36] The Burgundians, expecting a battle, thought long thistles were lances. National sins disturb the public repose. The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 26. Pro 28:2 - For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. BibliographyTrapp, John. They can sing with the Psalmist, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? 4. Proverbs 28:1 (GW) Proverbs 28:1 (WYC) Where there is uprightness of conduct there is no place for fear. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Verse 11 . 1871-8. Guilt in the conscience makes men a terror to themselves, so that they are ready to flee when no man pursueth; like one that absconds for debt, who thinks every one he meets a bailiff. Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. The wicked run when no one is chasing them, but an honest person is as brave as a lion. (c) As Charles IX of France, after the cruel massacre, could neither sleep nor wake without music to divert his self-accusing thoughts, so hotly was he haunted and followed with the furies of his own conscience. Such a fearful fugitive was bloody Cain, who cried out, when there were yet few or none to pursue him, "Every man that meets me shall kill me." (Psa ; Psa 139:10. III. But, confident in God, the good man maintains his ground, stands upon his defence, and is no more to be stormed by assault than perverted by interest. . "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". The unpitious fleeith - Old MS. Bible. . Proverbs 28:1 (CSB) 1983-1999. Compare Ephesians 2:13. the wicked = a lawless one. It means that in general there is something about wickedness that leads to fear and something about righteousness that leads to boldness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-28.html. Some, however, may be spoken of, in a comparative sense, as righteous. "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". Now, as fallen creatures, none can claim to be righteous, according to the strict requirements of the law. Verse 1 Sin makes men cowards. (d) As the Spanish fleet, in 1588, Venit, vidit, fugit, as the Zealanders thereupon stamped their new coin. The wise man is prosecuting the same subjects in this chapter as in the preceding. The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions. 1909-1922. The evil of concealing and blessedness of confessing sin, Proverbs 28:13. . 23. Conscientia pura semper secura, A good conscience hath sure confidence; and he that hath it sits, Noah-like, mediis tranquillus in undis, quiet in the greatest combustions, freed, if not from the common destruction, yet from the common distraction; for he knows whom he hath trusted, and is sure that neither life nor death, nor things present, nor things to come, can ever sunder him from God’s love in Christ. are bold as a lion. Christ is the way, and the truth, and the life. Facti sunt a corde suo fugitivi, as Tertullian hath it. 1871-8. Pro 28:3. The wicked flee, but no one pursues, but the righteous is bold like a lion. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. It is thus that the mirror in a man's breast has become in a sense the man's saviour, by revealing the wrath to come before its coming.—Arnot. Proverbs 28:1 (NIRV) 1706. Proverbs 28:1 (RHE) (Compare Proverbs 3:6-8 ). Trusting in God, they cannot fail. This becomes a supreme fear. . Proud member 1865-1868. . "Commentary on Proverbs 28:1". Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed. In more ordinary matters, the same boldness is indispensable. Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. Proverbs 28:1 (JUB) This word is often used for impious, wicked, ungodly; hence it appears that our word pity anciently meant piety or godliness. We say, indifferently, כּארי or כּארי , כּלּביא or כּלביא , and always כּאריה , not כּאריה . Illustrations: Moses (Exodus 32:20); the prophet (1 Kings 13:1-10); Elijah (1 Kings 18:15, 1 Kings 18:18; 2 Kings 1:15); Azariah (2 Chronicles 26:17, 2 Chronicles 26:18); Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:11); Shadrach, &c. (Dan 3); Peter and John (Acts 4:18, Acts 4:20; Acts 5:41, Acts 5:42); Stephen (Acts 7:51-60); Paul (Acts 20:22-24). 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