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 bears rule, the people mourn. 3 Whoso loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance. 4 The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts overthrows it. 5 A 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 does sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it. 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 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 hearken 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; yea, he shall give delight unto 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 honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and betrayed it not. 25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoso puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. 26 Many seek the ruler's favour; 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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