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Proverbs 29 (American Standard Version)

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1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2 When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh. 3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth [his] substance. 4 The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it. 5 A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps. 6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know [it]. 8 Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest. 10 The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life. 11 A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it. 12 If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked. 13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. 14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever. 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother. 16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall. 17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul. 18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 19 A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed. 20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. 21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last. 22 An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression. 23 A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor. 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing. 25 The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe. 26 Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment [cometh] from Jehovah. 27 An 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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