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Proverbs 29 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed , and that without remedy. 1 A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authority , the people rejoice : but when the wicked beareth rule , the people mourn . 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. 4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. 5 Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth 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 considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare : but wise men turn away wrath. 8 Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh , there is no rest. 9 If a wise man goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.
11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. 11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
12 If a ruler hearken to lies , all his servants are wicked. 12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together : the LORD lighteneth both their eyes. 13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. 14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame . 15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
16 When the wicked are multiplied , transgression increaseth : but the righteous shall see their fall. 16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.
17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest ; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. 17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish : but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer. 19 A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond.
20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. 21 If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. 22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
23 A man's pride shall bring him low : but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. 24 The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe . 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD. 26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that man gets justice.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. 27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.