Proverbs 29 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One who stays stubborn after many corrections will be suddenly broken, beyond healing. 1 A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
2 When the righteous become numerous, the people rejoice, but when the wicked dominate, the people moan. 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 A man who loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but one who spends time with prostitutes destroys riches. 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
4 A king gives stability to the land by justice, but one who imposes heavy taxes tears it down. 4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.
5 People who flatter their friends spread out a net for their feet. 5 Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
6 The wicked are snared by their own sin; the righteous sing and rejoice. 6 An evil man is snared by his own sin, but a righteous one can sing and be glad.
7 The righteous know the rights of the poor, but the wicked don't understand. 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
8 Mockers set a city on fire, but the wise turn back anger. 8 Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
9 When the wise make a legal charge against the foolish, the fools shout, they laugh—there is no calm. 9 If a wise man goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
10 Murderous people hate the innocent, and they seek the lives of the virtuous. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.
11 Fools show all their anger, but the wise hold it back. 11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
12 If a ruler listens to lies, those who serve him will be wicked. 12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
13 The poor and their oppressors have a common bond— the LORD gives light to the eyes of both. 13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
14 If a king judges the poor honestly, his throne will be established forever. 14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.
15 The rod and correction lead to wisdom, but children out of control shame their mothers. 15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
16 When the wicked become numerous, so do crimes; the righteous will see their downfall. 16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.
17 Instruct your children; they will give you peace of mind and bring delight into your life. 17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
18 When there's no vision, the people get out of control, but whoever obeys instruction is happy. 18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.
19 Servants aren't disciplined by words; they might understand, but they don't respond. 19 A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond.
20 Do you see people who are quick to speak? There is more hope for fools than for them. 20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 Pamper servants from a young age, and later on there will be trouble. 21 If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end.
22 Angry people stir up conflict; hotheads cause much offense. 22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
23 Pride lays people low, but those of humble spirit gain honor. 23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
24 Those who share plunder with thieves hate themselves; even under oath, they don't testify. 24 The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify.
25 People are trapped by their fear of others; those who trust the LORD are secure. 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
26 Many seek access to the ruler, but justice comes from the LORD. 26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that man gets justice.
27 The unjust person is disgusting to the righteous; the straight path is disgusting to the wicked. 27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.