Proverbs 29

He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn. Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance. The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts overthrows it. A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous does sing and rejoice. The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it. Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. 11 A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards. 12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked. 13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightens both their eyes. 14 The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame. 16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall. 17 Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul. 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he. 19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer. 20 See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 21 He that delicately brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. 22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression. 23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit. 24 Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and denudes it not. 25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. 26 Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD. 27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
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