The wicked rise – people hide – the wicked perish – people thrive

2 similar but different proverbs

They are both in chapter 28 of Proverbs.

“When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.” – verse 12

“When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;
but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.” – verse 28

Notice verse 28 repeats the 2nd part of verse 12, and advances the the subject of the wicked rising to power:
They rise to power, and people hide.

But then the second verse takes us to another conclusion:
when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.

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Auntie Lulu

Thank you for reminding us of this very true fact. Unfortunately, we are in a period of where the wicked have risen to the top and they create havoc all around and all about us. I just hope that they can be overcome so that the righteous can indeed thrive.


Keep fighting the good fight and be faithful to the end, whether God tests you or not! The evil are trying to put on the appearance of winning to try and play mind games and get us to despair, they are afraid of losing so they lie lie lie!