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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

Proverbs Chapter 28

Proverbs 28:2

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But - By a wise and good prince.

Proverbs 28:3

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It like - Is like a violent rain or flood, which washes away the very seeds in the earth. He is the worst of all oppressors.

Proverbs 28:4

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Contend - Are so far from praising them, that they severely reprove them.

Proverbs 28:5

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Judgment - What is just and right. All things - Which are necessary to be known by them.

Proverbs 28:6

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Better - In a much happier condition.

Proverbs 28:10

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Causeth - That by evil counsel, or example, or artifice, draws them into evil.

Proverbs 28:12

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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.

Proverbs 28:14

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Alway - In all times, companies, and conditions.

Proverbs 28:16

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Oppressor - The tyranny of a prince, is a manifest sign of folly. Prolong - By God's favour, the peace and satisfaction of his own mind, and the hearty love of his people.

Proverbs 28:17

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Violence - That sheddeth any man's blood. Shall flee - Shall speedily be destroyed. Shall slay - None should desire or endeavour to save him from his deserved punishment.

Proverbs 28:18

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At once - Once for all; so he shall never rise more.

Proverbs 28:20

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Faithful - Who deals truly and justly in all his transactions.

Proverbs 28:21

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For - When a man hath once accustomed himself to take bribes, a very small advantage will make him sell justice.

Proverbs 28:22

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Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.

Proverbs 28:24

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The same - Is a thief and robber.

Proverbs 28:25

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Fat - Shall live happily and comfortably.

Proverbs 28:26

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Wisely - Distrusting his own judgment, and seeking the advice of others, and especially of God.

Proverbs 28:28

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Men - Righteous men are afraid to appear publickly.

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