Proverbs 28:13 – He that covereth his sins shall

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Amplified Bible (AMP) – Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes his sins will obtain mercy. [Ps. 32:3, 5; I John 1:8-10.]

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Common English Bible (CEB) – Proverbs 28:13 Those who hide their sins won’t succeed,
but those who confess and give them up will receive mercy.

English Standard Version (ESV) – Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

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Good News Translation (GNT) – Proverbs 28:13 You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins. Confess them and give them up; then God will show mercy to you.

King James Version (KJV) – Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

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New International Version (NIV) – Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

New King James Version (NKJV) – Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper,But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

New Living Translation (NLT) – Proverbs 28:13 People who cover over their sins will not prosper. But if they confess and forsake them, they will receive mercy.

Revised Standard Version (RSV) – Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

The Message Bible (MSG) – Proverbs 28:13 You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.


He that conceals his or her sins does not want forgiveness. Acknowledging your sins and confessing and forsaking them is the only way to get them forgiven.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8

One way or the other we all have sinned, the bible says in Romans 3:23 that we’ve all sinned and come short of the glory of God.

Therefore, there’s no one without sin. But God is faithful to forgive us if we are willing to forgive ourselves and confess forsake our sins. It doesn’t matter how bad or shameful they are, He will forgive you.

He said in Isaiah 1:18

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18

Forgive yourself and open up to someone concerning that secret sin that is eating up, God has long forgiven you, He is just waiting for you to realize this truth. He is waiting for you because He loves you so much.


Lord Jesus,

I acknowledge that I have erred in so many ways, knowingly and unknowingly. Now I ask oh LORD that you will have mercy on me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Holy Spirit influence my thoughts, my emotions. Take charge of my heart and direct me as it pleases you. Amen.

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