Proverbs 29:1-9

1 One who stays stubborn after many corrections will be suddenly broken, beyond healing.
2 When the righteous become numerous, the people rejoice, but when the wicked dominate, the people moan.
3 A man who loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but one who spends time with prostitutes destroys riches.
4 A king gives stability to the land by justice, but one who imposes heavy taxes tears it down.
5 People who flatter their friends spread out a net for their feet.
6 The wicked are snared by their own sin; the righteous sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous know the rights of the poor, but the wicked don't understand.
8 Mockers set a city on fire, but the wise turn back anger.
9 When the wise make a legal charge against the foolish, the fools shout, they laugh—there is no calm.