Proverbs 29 ©
Obstinacy, v. 1. Good and bad government, 2, 4, 12, 14, 16. Wisdom and harlots, 3. Flattering, 5. Evil, wicked, unrighteous and righteous men, 6, 7, 27. Scorners, fools and wise men, 8, 11. Contention of a wise man with a fool, 9. Hatred and envy of the upright, 10. Speeches, 11, 20. Poor and usurers, 13. Discipline, 15, 17, 19, 21. Prophecy, 18. Wrath, 22. Pride and humility, 23. Partnership with thieves, 24. Immoderate fear and confidence in God, 25. God’s government over lawsuits, 26.
HE,1 that being often reproved hardeneth his 2neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, 3and that without remedy.
Whena the righteous are in 4authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people 5mourn.
Whosob loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: 6butc he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
7The king 8by judgment establisheth 9the land: 10but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
A man that 11flattereth his neighbour 12spreadeth a net for his feet.
In the transgression of an evil man there is a 13snare: but the righteous 14doth sing and rejoice.
Thed15righteous 16considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth 17not to know it.
18Scornful men 19bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away 20wrath.
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether 21he rage or laugh, there is no 22rest.
23The bloodthirsty hate the 24upright: but the just seek his 25soul.
Ae fool uttereth 26all his mind: but a wise man 27keepeth it in till afterwards.
If a 28ruler 29hearken to 30lies, all his servants 31are wicked.
Thef poor and 32the deceitful man 33meet together: the LORD 34lighteneth both their eyes.
Theg king that faithfully 35judgeth the 36poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
Theh37rod and 38reproof give wisdom: buti a child 39left to himself bringeth 40his mother to shame.
When the wicked are 41multiplied, transgression increaseth: but thej righteous shall see 42their fall.
43Correctk thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Where there is no 44vision, the people 45perish: but he 46that keepeth the law, happy is he.
A 47servant will 48not be corrected by words: 49for though he understand he will 50not answer.
51Seest thou a man that is hasty in his 52words? there is more 53hope ofl a fool than of him.
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his 54son at the length.
Anm55angry man stirreth up strife, and 56a furious man abound-eth in transgression.
An man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour 57shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Whoso is partner with a thief 58hateth his own soul: 59heo heareth cursing, and bewrayethpit not.
The 60fear of man 61bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be 62safe.
Manyq63seek the ruler's favour; but every man’s judgment 64cometh from the LORD.
65An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and 66he that is upright in the way is abomination to 67the wicked.