Bible: Prov 29

29:1 The one who stiffens his neck 1  after numerous rebukes 2 

will suddenly be destroyed 3  without remedy. 4 

29:2 When the righteous become numerous, 5  the people rejoice;

when the wicked rule, the people groan. 6 

29:3 The man 7  who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, 8 

but whoever associates 9  with prostitutes wastes 10  his wealth. 11 

29:4 A king brings stability 12  to a land 13  by justice,

but one who exacts tribute 14  tears it down.

29:5 The one 15  who flatters 16  his neighbor

spreads a net 17  for his steps. 18 

29:6 In the transgression of an evil person there is a snare, 19 

but a righteous person can sing 20  and rejoice. 21 

29:7 The righteous person cares for 22  the legal rights 23  of the poor;

the wicked does not understand such 24  knowledge.

29:8 Scornful people 25  inflame 26  a city, 27 

but those who are wise turn away wrath.

29:9 If a wise person 28  goes to court 29  with a foolish person,

there is no peace 30  whether he is angry or laughs. 31 

29:10 Bloodthirsty people 32  hate someone with integrity; 33 

as for the upright, they seek his life. 34 

29:11 A fool lets fly with all his temper, 35 

but a wise person keeps it back. 36 

29:12 If a ruler listens to 37  lies, 38 

all his ministers 39  will be wicked. 40 

29:13 The poor person and the oppressor 41  have this in common: 42 

the Lord gives light 43  to the eyes of them both.

29:14 If a king judges the poor in truth, 44 

his throne 45  will be established forever.

29:15 A rod and reproof 46  impart 47  wisdom,

but a child who is unrestrained 48  brings shame 49  to his mother. 50 

29:16 When the wicked increase, 51  transgression increases,

but the righteous will see 52  their downfall.

29:17 Discipline your child, and he will give you rest; 53 

he will bring you 54  happiness. 55 

29:18 When there is no prophetic vision 56  the people cast off restraint, 57 

but the one who keeps the law, 58  blessed is he! 59 

29:19 A servant 60  cannot be corrected 61  by words,

for although 62  he understands, there is no answer. 63 

29:20 Do you see someone 64  who is hasty in his words? 65 

There is more hope for a fool than for him. 66 

29:21 If 67  someone pampers his servant from youth,

he will be a weakling 68  in the end.

29:22 An angry person 69  stirs up dissension,

and a wrathful person 70  is abounding in transgression. 71 

29:23 A person’s pride 72  will bring him low, 73 

but one who has a lowly spirit 74  will gain honor.

29:24 Whoever shares with a thief 75  is his own enemy; 76 

he hears the oath to testify, 77  but does not talk.

29:25 The fear of people 78  becomes 79  a snare, 80 

but whoever trusts in the Lord will be set on high. 81 

29:26 Many people seek the face 82  of a ruler,

but it is from the Lord that one receives justice. 83 

29:27 An unjust person is an abomination to the righteous,

and the one who lives an upright life is an abomination to the wicked. 84 

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