Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But such as keep the law contend with them.
evil men do not understand justice,
But those who seek the Lord understand all.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
When the wicked arise, men hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.
from Proverbs 28