Proverbs 29 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One who is often reproved, yet remains stubborn, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 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 rule, the people groan. 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 A child who loves wisdom makes a parent glad, but to keep company with prostitutes is to squander one's substance. 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
4 By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it. 4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.
5 Whoever flatters a neighbor is spreading a net for the neighbor's feet. 5 Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of the evil there is a snare, but 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; the wicked have no such understanding. 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
8 Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath. 8 Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
9 If the wise go to law with fools, there is ranting and ridicule without relief. 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 blameless, and they seek the life of the upright. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.
11 A fool gives full vent to anger, but the wise quietly holds 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 falsehood, all his officials will be wicked. 12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common: 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 with equity, 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 reproof give wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by a neglected child. 15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
16 When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases, but the righteous will look upon their downfall. 16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.
17 Discipline your children, and they will give you rest; they will give delight to your heart. 17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
18 Where there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint, but happy are those who keep the law. 18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.
19 By mere words servants are not disciplined, for though they understand, they will not give heed. 19 A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond.
20 Do you see someone who is hasty in speech? There is more hope for a fool than for anyone like that. 20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 A slave pampered from childhood will come to a bad end. 21 If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end.
22 One given to anger stirs up strife, and the hothead causes much transgression. 22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
23 A person's pride will bring humiliation, but one who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. 23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
24 To be a partner of a thief is to hate one's own life; one hears the victim's curse, but discloses nothing. 24 The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify.
25 The fear of others lays a snare, but one who trusts in the Lord is secure. 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
26 Many seek the favor of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice. 26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that man gets justice.
27 The unjust are an abomination to the righteous, but the upright are an abomination to the wicked. 27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.