Proverbs 29

1He, that being often reproved hardeneth hisneck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
He...: Heb. A man of reproofs

2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
in...: or, increased

3He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
he...: Heb. a man of oblations

5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

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

7The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it .

8Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
bring...: or, set a city on fire

9If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, there is no rest.

10The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
The bloodthirsty: Heb. Men of blood

11A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

12If a ruler hearkeneth to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD giveth light to both their eyes.
the deceitful...: or, the usurer

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 bringeth his mother to shame.

16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight to thy soul.

18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
perish: or, is made naked

19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth he will not answer.

20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
words: or, matters?

21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him at length become his son.

22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

23A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24Whoever is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and revealeth it not.

25The fear of man bringeth a snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
safe: Heb. set on high

26Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.
the ruler’s...: Heb. the face of a ruler

27An 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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