Proverbs 29
New American Standard Bible 1995Christian Standard Bible
1A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.1One who becomes stiff-necked, after many reprimands will be shattered instantly--beyond recovery.
2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.2When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, people groan.
3A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.3A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
4The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.4By justice a king brings stability to a land, but a person who demands "contributions" demolishes it.
5A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.5A person who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.6An evil person is caught by sin, but the righteous one sings and rejoices.
7The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.7The righteous person knows the rights of the poor, but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
8Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.8Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.
9When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.9If a wise person goes to court with a fool, there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.
10Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.10Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person, but the upright care about him.
11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.11A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise person holds it in check.
12If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.12If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials will be wicked.
13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.13The poor and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
14If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.14A king who judges the poor with fairness--his throne will be established forever.
15The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.15A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a youth left to himself is a disgrace to his mother.
16When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.16When the wicked increase, rebellion increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.
17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.17Discipline your child, and it will bring you peace of mind and give you delight.
18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.18Without revelation people run wild, but one who follows divine instruction will be happy.
19A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.19A servant cannot be disciplined by words; though he understands, he doesn't respond.
20Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.20Do you see someone who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son.21A servant pampered from his youth will become arrogant later on.
22An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.22An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered one increases rebellion.
23A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.23A person's pride will humble him, but a humble spirit will gain honor.
24He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.24To be a thief's partner is to hate oneself; he hears the curse but will not testify.
25The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.25The fear of mankind is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.
26Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.26Many desire a ruler's favor, but a person receives justice from the LORD.
27An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.27An unjust person is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.
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Proverbs 28
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