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Warnings and Instructions

1 A man who hardens his neck after 1much reproof Will 2suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

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2 When the 3righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

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4 The 6king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.

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5 A man who 7flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.

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6 By transgression an evil man is 8ensnared, But the righteous 9sings and rejoices.

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7 The 10righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.

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    • c 29:7 - Lit "knows the cause"
    • d 29:7 - Lit "knowledge"
      8 Scorners * 11set a city aflame, But 12wise men turn away anger.

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      9 When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

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          10 Men of 13bloodshed hate the blameless, But the upright are concerned for his life.

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            • f 29:10 - Lit "seek his soul"
              11 A 14fool always loses his temper, But a 15wise man holds it back.

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                • g 29:11 - Lit "sends forth all his spirit"
                  12 If a 16ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.

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                  13 The 17poor man and the oppressor * have this in common: The LORD gives 18light to the eyes of both.

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                    • h 29:13 - Lit "meet together"
                      14 If a 19king judges the poor with truth, His 20throne will be established forever.

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                      15 The 21rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way 22brings shame to his mother.

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                      16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases; But the 23righteous will see their fall.

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                      17 24Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also 25delight your soul.

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                      18 Where there is 26no vision, the people 27are unrestrained, But 28happy is he who keeps the law.

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                      19 A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response.
                      20 Do you see a man who is 29hasty in his words? There is 30more hope for a fool than for him.

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                      21 He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son.
                      22 An 31angry man stirs up strife, And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.

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                      24 He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He 34hears the oath but tells nothing.

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                      25 The 35fear of man brings a snare, But he who 36trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
                      26 37Many seek the ruler's favor, But 38justice for man comes from the LORD.

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