Proverbs 29
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.1He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.4The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
6By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.7The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.8Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
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 man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.10The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.11A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.12If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.13The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
14If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
15The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
16When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
20Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
21He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son.21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
22An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.23A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.25The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.26Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh 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 man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
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