Proverbs 28:2
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New International Version
When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.


New American Standard Bible
By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.


King James Bible
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers, but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.


International Standard Version
When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures.


American Standard Version
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof'shall be prolonged.


Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sine of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged.


Darby Bible Translation
By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and of knowledge, its stability is prolonged.


Young's Literal Translation
By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.
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Context
The Righteous Are as Bold as a Lion

1The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion. 2For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. 3A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food. 4They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. 5Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. 6Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. 7Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shames his father. 8He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. 9He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. 10Whoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. 11The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out. 12When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. 13He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy. 14Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief. 15As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. 16The prince that wants understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days. 17A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. 18Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. 19He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after vain persons shall have poverty enough. 20A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent. 21To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress. 22He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him. 23He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue. 24Whoever robs his father or his mother, and said, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. 25He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. 26He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered. 27He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse. 28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Cross References
1 Kings 16:8
In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.


2 Kings 15:8
In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.


Proverbs 11:11
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.


Treasury of Scripture

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

the transgression

1 Kings 15:25,28 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years...

1 Kings 16:8-29 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years...

2 Kings 15:8-31 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months...

2 Chronicles 36:1-12 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem...

Isaiah 3:1-7 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, does take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread...

Hosea 13:11 I gave you a king in my anger, and took him away in my wrath.

but

Genesis 45:5-8 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life...

2 Chronicles 32:20-26 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven...

Job 22:28-30 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine on your ways...

Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations...

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

by a man, etc., by men of understanding and wisdom shall they likewise be prolonged

Strong's Concordance
For the transgression of a land many [are] the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged.
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Proverbs Chapter 28 Verse 2

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