Proverbs 29
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1Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.1He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the 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 brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.4The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
6Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.7The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.8Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
9If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.9If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.10The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
11Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.11A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.12If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight 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 fairness, his throne will be established forever.14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
15A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
16When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
18Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
20Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
21A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
22An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.23A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.25The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.26Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
27The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.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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