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Proverbs 29

NCV 1 Whoever is stubborn after being corrected many times will suddenly be hurt beyond cure. NIV 1 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. NCV 2 When good people do well, everyone is happy, but when evil people rule, everyone groans. NIV 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. NCV 3 Those who love wisdom make their parents happy, but friends of prostitutes waste their money. NIV 3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. NCV 4 If a king is fair, he makes his country strong, but if he takes gifts dishonestly, he tears his country down. NIV 4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down. NCV 5 Those who give false praise to their neighbors are setting a trap for them. NIV 5 Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet. NCV 6 Evil people are trapped by their own sin, but good people can sing and be happy. NIV 6 Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad. NCV 7 Good people care about justice for the poor, but the wicked are not concerned. NIV 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. NCV 8 People who make fun of wisdom cause trouble in a city, but wise people calm anger down. NIV 8 Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger. NCV 9 When a wise person takes a foolish person to court, the fool only shouts or laughs, and there is no peace. NIV 9 If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace. NCV 10 Murderers hate an honest person and try to kill those who do right. NIV 10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright. NCV 11 Foolish people lose their tempers, but wise people control theirs. NIV 11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. NCV 12 If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his officers will become wicked. NIV 12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked. NCV 13 The poor person and the cruel person are alike in that the Lord gave eyes to both of them. NIV 13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both. NCV 14 If a king judges poor people fairly, his government will continue forever. NIV 14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever. NCV 15 Correction and punishment make children wise, but those left alone will disgrace their mother. NIV 15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother. NCV 16 When there are many wicked people, there is much sin, but those who do right will see them destroyed. NIV 16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. NCV 17 Correct your children, and you will be proud; they will give you satisfaction. NIV 17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire. NCV 18 Where there is no word from God, people are uncontrolled, but those who obey what they have been taught are happy. NIV 18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. NCV 19 Words alone cannot correct a servant, because even if he understands, he won't respond. NIV 19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond. NCV 20 Do you see people who speak too quickly? There is more hope for a foolish person than for them. NIV 20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them. NCV 21 If you spoil your servants when they are young, they will bring you grief later on. NIV 21 A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent. NCV 22 An angry person causes trouble; a person with a quick temper sins a lot. NIV 22 An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins. NCV 23 Pride will ruin people, but those who are humble will be honored. NIV 23 Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor. NCV 24 Partners of thieves are their own worst enemies. If they have to testify in court, they are afraid to say anything. NIV 24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify. NCV 25 Being afraid of people can get you into trouble, but if you trust the Lord, you will be safe. NIV 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. NCV 26 Many people want to speak to a ruler, but justice comes only from the Lord. NIV 26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice. NCV 27 Good people hate those who are dishonest, and the wicked hate those who are honest. NIV 27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

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