Proverbs 291 He that being often reproved hardens [his] neck shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy. 2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn. 3 Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose [his] inheritance. 4 The king by judgment establishes the land, but he that receives gifts shall overthrow it. 5 The man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet. 6 In the transgression of an evil man [there is] a snare, but the righteous shall sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor, [but] the wicked does not understand wisdom. 8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise [men] turn away wrath. 9 [If] a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, [there is] no rest. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the just seek his soul. 11 The fool gives full rein to his spirit, but the wise [man] in the end will bring it into rest. 12 Of the ruler who hearkens unto the lying word, all his ministers [are] evil. 13 The poor and the usurer meet together; the LORD lightens both their eyes. 14 The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever. 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left [to himself] shall bring his mother to shame. 16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases, but the righteous shall see their fall. 17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; he shall give delight unto thy soul. 18 Without [prophetic] vision, the people shall perish, but he that keeps the law is blessed. 19 A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands he will not obey. 20 Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him. 21 He that gives freely unto his servant from a child shall have him become [his] son in the end. 22 The angry man stirs up strife, and the furious man abounds in transgression. 23 A man's pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 24 Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears cursing, and does not disclose [it]. 25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be lifted up. 26 Many seek the ruler's favour, but [each] 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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