Proverbs 29 King James Version

29 1  He, [1] that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

3  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4  The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he [2] that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

5  A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

6  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

8  Scornful men bring [3] a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

10  The bloodthirsty [4] hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

11  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

12  If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13  The poor and the deceitful [5] man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

14  The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

15  The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

16  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

17  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

18  Where there is no vision, the people perish: [6] but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19  A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

20  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words [7] there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

22  An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

23  A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

25  The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. [8]

26  Many seek the ruler's [9] favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the Lord.

27  An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.


[1] 29:1 He...: Heb. A man of reproofs

[2] 29:4 he...: Heb. a man of oblations

[3] 29:8 bring...: or, set a city on fire

[4] 29:10 The bloodthirsty: Heb. Men of blood

[5] 29:13 the deceitful...: or, the usurer

[6] 29:18 perish: or, is made naked

[7] 29:20 words: or, matters?

[8] 29:25 safe: Heb. set on high

[9] 29:26 the ruler's...: Heb. the face of a ruler

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