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Proverbs 29

NLT 1 Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair. NIV 1 A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy. NLT 2 When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. NIV 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. NLT 3 The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted. NIV 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. NLT 4 A just king gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it. NIV 4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down. NLT 5 To flatter people is to lay a trap for their feet. NIV 5 Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet. NLT 6 Evil people are trapped by sin, but the righteous escape, shouting for joy. NIV 6 An evil man is snared by his own sin, but a righteous one can sing and be glad. NLT 7 The godly know the rights of the poor; the wicked don't care to know. NIV 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. NLT 8 Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but those who are wise will calm anger. NIV 8 Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger. NLT 9 If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction. NIV 9 If a wise man goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace. NLT 10 The bloodthirsty hate the honest, but the upright seek out the honest. NIV 10 Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright. NLT 11 A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds it back. NIV 11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. NLT 12 If a ruler honors liars, all his advisers will be wicked. NIV 12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked. NLT 13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common -- the LORD gives light to the eyes of both. NIV 13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both. NLT 14 A king who is fair to the poor will have a long reign. NIV 14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure. NLT 15 To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child. NIV 15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. NLT 16 When the wicked are in authority, sin increases. But the godly will live to see the tyrant's downfall. NIV 16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. NLT 17 Discipline your children, and they will give you happiness and peace of mind. NIV 17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. NLT 18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy. NIV 18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. NLT 19 For a servant, mere words are not enough -- discipline is needed. For the words may be understood, but they are not heeded. NIV 19 A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond. NLT 20 There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking. NIV 20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him. NLT 21 A servant who is pampered from childhood will later become a rebel. NIV 21 If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end. NLT 22 A hot-tempered person starts fights and gets into all kinds of sin. NIV 22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. NLT 23 Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor. NIV 23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. NLT 24 If you assist a thief, you are only hurting yourself. You will be punished if you report the crime, but you will be cursed if you don't. NIV 24 The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify. NLT 25 Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the LORD means safety. NIV 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. NLT 26 Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice comes from the LORD. NIV 26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that man gets justice. NLT 27 The godly despise the wicked; the wicked despise the godly. NIV 27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.