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Proverbs 28:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When lawless men rise, a common man will hide himself, but, when they perish, righteous men multiply.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the rising of the wicked a man is hidden, And in their destruction the righteous multiply!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When the wicked rise up, men shall hide themselves: when they perish, the just shall be multiplied.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselues: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In the places of ungodly [men] the righteous mourn: but in their destruction the righteous shall be multiplied.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
rise, 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
men 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
hide y5641
[5641] Standard
סָתַר
cathar
{saw-thar'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering), literally or figuratively.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
themselves: x5641
(5641) Complement
סָתַר
cathar
{saw-thar'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering), literally or figuratively.
but when they perish, 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
increase. 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 28:28

_ _ The elevation of the wicked to power drives men to seek refuge from tyranny (compare Proverbs 28:12; Proverbs 11:10; Psalms 12:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 28:28

_ _ This is to the same purport with what we had, Proverbs 28:12. 1. When bad men are preferred, that which is good is clouded and run down. When power is put into the hands of the wicked, men hide themselves; wise men retire into privacy, and decline public business, not caring to be employed under them; rich men get out of the way, for fear of being squeezed for what they have; and, which is worst of all, good men abscond, despairing to do good and fearing to be persecuted and ill-treated. 2. When bad men are disgraced, degraded, and their power taken from them, then that which is good revives again, then the righteous increase; for, when they perish, good men will be put in their room, who will, by their example and interest, countenance religion and righteousness. It is well with a land when the number of good people increases in it; and it is therefore the policy of all princes, states, and potentates, to encourage them and to take special care of the good education of youth.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 28:28

Men — Righteous men are afraid to appear publickly.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the wicked:

Proverbs 28:12 When righteous [men] do rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

hide:

Job 24:4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

they perish:

Esther 8:17 And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.
Acts 12:23-24 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. ... But the word of God grew and multiplied.
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Es 8:17. Jb 24:4. Pv 28:12; 29:2. Ac 12:23.

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