Proverbs 28:13

“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that couereth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but who so confesseth and forsaketh them, shall haue mercie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes {them} will find compassion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who keeps his sins secret will not do well; but one who is open about them, and gives them up, will get mercy.
- Basic English Bible

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall obtain mercy.
- Darby Bible

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but he who confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
- Webster's Bible

He who conceals his sins doesn't prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
- World English Bible

Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 28:13

  • 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.
  • Salomão for verse 13
    SIN is the only thing that separates man from God, that hides his face from us. If we want to do well, we must confess our sins and abandon them, God promised to show mercy to those that forsake their sins. Be sincere and honest at least with God!
  • Patty B. for verse 13
    Be Still and KNOW That I AM God, and Their IS No OTHER! Is Also what comes to Mind. God is SOOOOOH GOOOD and for those who refuse to hear cannot see that we are GODS bought with he HIGHEST Price Of LOVE ever Afforded I AM HIS as Long as HE will have me, and HE is WITH me EVEN Unto the ENDS of the World (AGE)I LONG for HEaven and ALL to be there an UN BROKEN FAMILY Made NEW. God Is SO GOOD to me, I WISh and I DO PRAY My astranged Husband Finds this out while he still can.

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