29 1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy .
2 When the righteous increase , the people rejoice , But when a wicked man rules , people groan .
3 A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad , But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth .
4 The king gives stability to the land by justice , But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
5 A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps .
6 By transgression an evil man is ensnared , But the righteous sings and rejoices .
7 The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor , The wicked does not understand such concern .
8 Scorners e set a city aflame , But wise men turn away anger .
9 When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man , The foolish man either rages or laughs , and there is no rest .
10 Men of bloodshed hate the blameless , But the upright are concerned for his life .
11 A fool always loses his temper , But a wise man holds it back .
12 If a ruler pays attention to falsehood , All his ministers become wicked .
13 The poor man and the oppressor e have this in common : The Lord gives light to the eyes of both .
14 If a king judges the poor with truth , His throne will be established forever .
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom , But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother .
16 When the wicked increase , transgression increases ; But the righteous will see their fall .
17 Correct your son , and he will give you comfort ; He will also delight your soul .
18 Where there is no vision , the people are unrestrained , But happy is he who keeps the law .
19 A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands , there will be no response .
20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words ? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son .
22 An angry man stirs up strife , And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression .
23 A man's pride will bring him low , But a humble spirit will obtain honor .
24 He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life ; He hears the oath but tells nothing .
25 The fear of man brings a snare , But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted .
26 Many seek the ruler's favor , But justice for man comes from the Lord .
27 An unjust man is abominable to the righteous , And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked .