Proverbs 29
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1Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.1A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
2When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
3A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.3A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
4By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.4The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
5Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.5A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.
6Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.6By transgression an evil man is ensnared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.
7The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.7The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.
8Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.8Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.
9If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.9When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.10Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.
11Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
12If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.12If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.
13The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
14If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.14If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
15A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.15The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
16When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.16When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.
17Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.17Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your 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 are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.
19Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.19A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.
20Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.20Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.21He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son.
22An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.22An angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
23Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.23A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
24The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.24He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.
25Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.25The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
26Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.26Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.
27The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.27An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
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