Proverbs 29
English Revised Version

The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed

1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, and that without remedy.

2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice: but when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

4The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor: the wicked hath not understanding to know it.

8Scornful men set a city in a flame: but wise men turn away wrath.

9If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

10The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect: and as for the upright, they seek his life.

11A fool uttereth all his anger: but a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

12If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, all his servants are wicked.

13The poor man and the oppressor meet together: the LORD lighteneth the eyes of them both.

14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

16When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall look upon their fall.

17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

18Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not give heed.

20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become a son at the last.

22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

23A man's pride shall bring him low: but he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honour.

24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

25The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

26Many seek the ruler's favour: but a man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

27An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous: and he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

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