In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
3 A ruler who oppresses the poor
4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,
8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor/amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor…
10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap.
11 The rich are wise in their own eyes;
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.
16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion…
24 Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,”/is partner to one who destroys…
26 Those who trust in themselves are fools,
27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;
Seek the Lord while He may yet be found.
Excerpts, from Proverbs 28, New International Version. Emphasis, mine.