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