A wicked person flees when no one is pursuing,
but the righteous are confident like a lion. Bible see other translations

“righteous are confident like a lion.” This seems to be the basic meaning of the text, but reading the Hebrew that way is difficult because the word “righteous” is plural, while the word “lion” and the verb “confident” are singular, and thus it seems like the words should go together thusly: “the righteous are like a confident lion.”

In any case, the text shows us that wicked people are often so afraid of the consequences of their action, or so guilty about what they have done, that rather than living a peaceful life like the righteous can do, they flee even when no one is pursuing them.

Commentary for: Proverbs 28:1