Proverbs 29

1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.
1) Or are in authority

3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

4The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
1) Or he that imposeth tribute ; Heb a man of offerings

5A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps.

6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it .
1) Or understandeth not knowledge

8Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

9If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.
1) Or He rageth and laugheth, and there is no rest

10The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life.
1) Or But the upright care for his soul

11A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.
1) Heb spirit

12If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked.

13The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

15The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

16When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall.
1) Or are in authority

17Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

18Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed.
1) Heb answer

20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
1) Or business

21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last.
1) The meaning of the word is doubtful.

22An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

23A man’s pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.

24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

25The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.
1) Heb shall be set on high

26Many seek the ruler’s favor; But a man’s judgment cometh from Jehovah.

27An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

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