Proverbs 28:1

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bolde as a lyon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked flee when no man pursueth; But the righteous are bold as a lion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil man goes running away when no man is after him, but the upright are without fear, like the lion.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
- Darby Bible

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked flee when no one pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
- World English Bible

The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. And the righteous as a young lion is confident.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are secure as a young lion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 28

  • Sims
    Bill re v 13 I agree up to a point, let me explain. And let me start at the end, God deals in judgement and mercy. A persons conscience will always condem him her especially when one hardens their heart. The Holy Spirit convicts each and every one of us about our own personal predisposition. Christians need to know and remember, flesh was bad when we were non-believers, it's the same now that we're believers, in Christ. And there is now NO condemnation, we are new creatures in Christ. I'm just encouraging people to be blameless across the board in their daily life. God bless you all for we are His kin, tasked to love one another, amen.
  • Ruby Dixon for verse 14
    i recognize that our God addresses us in different ways sometimes man, woman, child, peoples,nations,but when he says man i think he is addressing human thereby i feel convicted and want to fear HIM with Loving fear and obey Him...
  • if you are not save..you will not understand the bible..God said those who live a worldly life will not know..me or my son..you half to repent and ask the lord to forgive you of your sins..and put your love,faith,trust in our lord and savior..or you will never understand the bible..
  • Anthony C
    God is so GOOD His Spirit teaches us how to live Holy on a day to day basis in the book of Proverbs. He gives us a chance to get whatever is not right in His eyes to get it right so no excuses. May God Bless anyone who reads this comment.
  • Notice the implication of this verse. The Lord does not show mercy to those saints who conceal their sins and refuse to confess and forsake them. He deals in judgment, not mercy.
  • Valerie Norberry VanOrden for verse 11
    There are many who are arrogant, wise in their own conceit and comfortable in this life. Psalms says elsewhere "Because they have no changes,they fear not God ". Contrast the "successful " with those who have been chased from place to place for their devout faith. Many times persecution makes a person poor and misunderstood.