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Bible Commentaries

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Proverbs 28

Verse 1

Pursueth. "A crime is its own punishment." (Seneca, ep. 93.) (Leviticus xxvi. 36.) --- Dread. Of any thing terrestrial, as long as the object of his love is not attacked, Romans viii. 35.

Verse 2

Princes. Who each contend for the sovereign power. (Calmet)

Verse 8

Poor. It seldom happens that the unjust leave their riches to their children, chap. xiii. 22., and Job xxvii. 16.

Verse 9

His. Septuagint, "he rendereth his prayer abominable."

Verse 13

Mercy. This is true repentance, which enjoins, "not only to bewail past sins, but also to amend." (St. Ambrose, ii. Pen. v.) --- Sacramental confession was not required of the Jews, but they confessed their sins, when they laid their hands on the victim, &c., Leviticus iv., and v. (Calmet)

Verse 16

Prudence. Septuagint, "riches." Poverty is a great temptation to people in authority, more than avarice itself. (Calmet)

Verse 20

Innocent. Unpunished, if he employ fraud, ver. 22., and chap. xiii. 21.

Verse 21

Forsaketh. Hebrew, "oppresseth (Septuagint, selleth) a man." (Calmet) --- Neither small nor great bribes must be taken. (Justinian)

Verse 22

Poverty. Septuagint, "the merciful shall have power over him," ver. 8. (Haydock)

Verse 27


Verse 28

Men. Septuagint, "the just groan," and all are under "apprehensions." (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Proverbs 28". "Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.