Proverbs 28:12

“When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When righteous men do reioyce, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When the upright do well, there is great glory; but when evil-doers are lifted up, men do not let themselves be seen.
- Basic English Bible

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men conceal themselves.
- Darby Bible

When righteous men rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
- Webster's Bible

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
- World English Bible

In the exulting of the righteous the glory [is] abundant, And in the rising of the wicked man is apprehensive.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the righteous exult, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men must be sought for.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:12


28:12 Rejoice - Are promoted. Glory - In that common - wealth. Rise - Are advanced to authority. Hidden - Wise and good men, who only are worthy of the name of men, withdraw themselves into obscure places.


Discussion for Proverbs 28:12

  • Draperdonavin for verse 12
    I'm going to tell you something that you are not going to believe.When I was 3 yrs old,my family lived in the town of Boyes Hot Springs,on Railroad Ave.I was electrocuted when I was all alone,and since then,I have been troubled by the devil,demons,etc...2 and a half excorsim later,(a priest took off after starting one and never came back,wouldn't take my calls),I am and have been possessed.This began in 1957.Since I figured out that I was possessed 16 years ago,(the devil actually kept me from figuring it out,deliberatly)I have tried many many churches,till I met a man that told me last november,that he was studying this type of phenomena,(it's always been as if my prayers aren't heard),and what he had learned was that it was fortold that the devil would hide some men from God,and it would be done 3 different ways,and he told me he was sure that my situation fit one of those three ways.Anoutherwords,God cannot hear my voice.I have been tortured through hell that you would not believe that any man could take.And as a matter of a fact I couldn't.But the devil was given the "full pattern" by God,having the power to heal.When I tried to commit suicide while living in a barn by placing a 5 gallon can of propane in with myself under a garbage bag,turned it on,I would pass out,and then I would wake up and be breathing propane.Though dizzy,I could breathe almost pure propane.This I did over 7 times in 5 years,with each time being the same.Finally,I took a hose and attatched it to the exhaust of a 327 cu.in. chevy pick up truck,and sat in the cab for over an hour.I got sick later after I got out like a bad hang-over,but wasn't allowed to die.This was from the devil not allowing me to make it to heaven and tell God.(I planned on comming back,thats why I haven't used a gun).I have story after story of things he's done to me,some till I scream out loud because they're so painful.Regardless,it' been over 50 years of torture and pure hell.I won't even listen to babies or weak individuals that think that God hears all prayers,and tucks us all in to bed at night anymore,I had enough of that crap.I'm talking about the real devil himself,(I've actually seen him),and how he dosen't care what God and the Lord told all you kids about how safe you are,and how you can all feel so safe in your beds and in your faith at night.It's bull.It could have been you if you were where I was,by luck,53 years ago,and you would have been writting me this letter instead,and I would have been doubting you and secretly hoping that what you said wasn't true,and being afraid that the devil can snatch one of us away and its as if you lived on the moon,and there was no God,(one of the things that one of the demons keeps lamenting,"there is no God".All alone,and at the non-mercy of the devil,tortured till you scream at night at 4:00 am,steal money out of your wallet,torture your dog,break everything,(this is my first working computor,ever),tell you when you lay in bed that they've decided to give you a headache,and the pain is excruciating,always lonely,I can't expose anyone to the devil,and all without the benefit of the Lord Jesus Christ.My Savior...While you're praying to Him and getting all teary eyed while doing it,I'm suffering through my fifty third year of hell with the devil.Don't say anything stupid like"all things for a reason",and I love,"He works in mysterious ways.".Thats for you little children who would never be able to handle the truth about how the Lord forgot one of his own.And finaly how,you can live in hell on earth,the real thing,with monsters and all,right under your Lords watchful eyes.You don't want to believe me?I cant blame you because I would never want to know that I,or my 3 year old was not safe from things that go on out there if you don't have the Lords protection.So go back to what ever you were doing before,because I'm willing to bet that you denied everything as being not true,the second after you read it,(and once again,I really don't blame you,because I would do anything to make this truth go away,and will).So I'll leave you with one last vision of the real world that no church has the decency to admit,(they have been the biggest cowards,and one of the lowest dissapointments).So quickly an exsample.. to show me that I had real troubles,before I found out that I'm possessed,the devil once annimated a corpse and made it walk in front of me.Believe it or not,I'm not allowed to feel much fear,(because that can activate the"emergency broadcast system,roughly speaking),but that was one of the few times in my life that I felt like I was almost going to panic and lose control completly.Tell that to the church next time you're all swaying back and forth,and feeling so safe.P.S.Boyes Hot Springs?Railroad Avenue?A little boy railroaded to hell,(thats a little joke from the devil to God about me).From twennty six and a half million minutes,living in compressed darkness with the devil.P.S.again,I also once was in front of,what felt like ,the presence of God.I could feel love,but it's difficult with the devil in you,Amd then ten minutes later,(this was one of the times that I was living in the back of my car,out in the woods),I saw the Lord Jesus Christ.He appeared from no where,and was about 50 to 60 yards away.He was about 10 to 15 feet off the ground and was sitting on an unadorned white "throne",He seemed to be very large,and He told me "I am the Lord,I have always loved you,and I will never stop loving you".Then He just dissapeared.I believe it was a trick by the devil,seeing as though he was being especially mean to me at that time,and was trying to keep me thinking about God and the Lord,which I did an inordinate amount of my time anyway,so I would get mad at them for what he did to me right after that,anouther story.I didn't know about the possession then.It was the devils slick trick to keep me thinking about God and the Lord alot,because that way I would wonder why my luck was so bad,and blame them (and I did).ta ta to those who have no fu-----clue.

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