Proverbs 29
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1HE who refuses reproof and stiffens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2When the righteous are many, the people increase; but when the wicked are in authority, the people groan.

3He who loves wisdom rejoices his father; but he who keeps company with harlots shall lose his substance.

4The king by justice enriches the land; but a wicked man causes it to be in want.

5A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

6An evil man shall be ensnared in his wickedness; but the righteous shall sing and rejoice.

7A righteous man considers the cause of the poor; but the wicked has no understanding to regard it.

8Scornful men set cities on fire; but wise men turn away wrath.

9A wise man contends with a fool, and when he is angry, he laughs and does not scoff.

10Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent; but the righteous have compassion upon them.

11A fool utters all his wrath; but a wise man uses his mind.

12If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13The poor man and the oppressor meet together, and the LORD lightens the eyes of both.

14The king who faithfully judges the people, his throne shall be established for ever.

15The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child who lacks discipline brings shame upon his mother.

16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; but the righteous shall rejoice in their fall.

17Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yea, he shall give delight to your soul.

18When the wicked men multiply, the people are ruined; but he who keeps the law, blessed is he.

19A servant will not be corrected by words; for he knows then that he will not be beaten.

20When you see a man who is hasty in his words, know that a fool is better than he.

21He who is given to pleasures from his youth will be a servant, and in the end will groan.

22An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

23A man's pride shall bring him low; but his meekness shall add to his honor.

24He who is a partner with a thief hates his own soul; they put him under oaths, but he does not confess.

25The iniquity of a man becomes a stumblingblock to him; but he who puts his trust in the LORD shall become strong.

26Many seek the ruler's favor; but a man's judgment comes from the LORD.

27An unjust man is an abomination to the just; and a right way is an abomination to the wicked.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Proverbs 28
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