Proverbs 29
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.1After many rebukes, the stiff-necked man will be broken incurably, without any warning.
2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.2As the righteous grow powerful, 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.3The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but anyone who consorts with immoral women squanders his wealth.
4The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.4A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.
5A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.5A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.
6By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.6An evil man is trapped by transgression, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.
7The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.7The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.
8Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.8Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.
9When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.9When a wise man has a dispute with a fool, the fool either rages or laughs without relief.
10Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.10Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent person, but the upright show concern for his life.
11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.11The fool vents all his feelings, but the wise person keeps them to himself.
12If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.12When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.
13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gave them both eyes with which to see.
14If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.14When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, 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.15The rod and rebuke bestow wisdom, but an undisciplined child brings shame to his mother.
16When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.16As the wicked grow powerful, transgression increases, but the righteous will observe their downfall.
17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.17Correct your son and he will comfort you; he will also delight your soul.
18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.18Without prophetic vision, people abandon restraint, but those who obey the Law are happy.
19A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.19By mere words a servant will not be corrected; even though he understands, there will be no response.
20Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.20Do you see a man who speaks hastily? 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.21If you pamper a servant from his childhood, later on he'll become ungrateful.
22An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.22An angry man stirs up arguments, and a hot-tempered man causes many transgressions.
23A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.23A person's pride will bring about his downfall, but the humble in spirit will gain honor.
24He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.24A thief's accomplice hates himself; though testifying under oath, he reveals nothing.
25The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.25Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
26Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.26Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD.
27An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.27The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.
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Proverbs 28
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