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Proverbs 28:12

    Proverbs 28:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When the upright do well, there is great glory; but when evil-doers are lifted up, men do not let themselves be seen.

    Webster's Revision

    When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

    World English Bible

    When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When the righteous triumph, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28:12

    When righteous men do rejoice - When true religion is no longer persecuted, and the word of God duly esteemed, there is great glory; for the word of the Lord has then free course, runs, and is glorified: but when the wicked rise - when they are elevated to places of trust, and put at the head of civil affairs, then the righteous man is obliged to hide himself; the word of the Lord becomes scarce, and there is no open vision. The first was the case in this country, in the days of Edward VI.; the second in the days of his successor, Mary I: Popery, cruelty, and knavery, under her, nearly destroyed the Church and the State in these islands.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 28:12

    There is great glory - Men array themselves in festive apparel, and show their joy conspicuously.

    A man is hidden - Better, men hide themselves, they shrink and cower for fear, and yet are hunted out.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 28:12

    28:12 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.