Proverbs 29 New American Standard Bible

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 .

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