Proverbs 29

Various maxims and observations of Solomon, collected by the men of Hezekiah, about kings, and other subjects of both private and public concern.

1HE, 1that abeing often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

1Heb. A man of reproofs.

a ch. 6.15. 1Sa. 2.25,34. 2Ch. 36.16. Ge. 6.3,7. ch. 28.13,14; 5.11-13. Is. 30.12-14. Zec. 7.11-14.

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

2Or, increased.

b ch. 11.10; 28.12,28. Ec. 10.5. Re. 11.15. Es. 3.15; 8.15.

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

c ch. 10.1; 15.20; 27.11. d ch. 5.9,10; 6.26; 28.7,24. Lu. 15.13,30.

4The eking by judgment establisheth the land: but 3he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

3Heb. a man of oblations.

e ch. 20.8. Ps. 72.1-8. 2Ch. 19.8. Da. 11.20.

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

f Ho. 7.3; 5.1. Ps. 55.21; 140.5. ch. 7.21; 26.28.

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

g ch. 5.22; 11.5,6; 12.13. Job 18.7-10. h Ps. 97.11; 118.15; 132.16.

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

i Job 29.16. Ps. 41.1. j ch. 28.27.

8kScornful men 4bring a city into a snare: lbut wise men turn away wrath.

4Or, set a city on fire.

k Is. 28.14,15. v.6. Eze. 23.31. l Ps. 106.23. Ja. 5.15-18. Eze. 22.30.

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

m Mat. 7.6; 11.17-19.

10nThe 5bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

5Heb. Men of blood.

n 2Ch. 18.7. 1Jn. 3.12,13. Jn. 15.19. Ps. 142.4. ch. 11.30. 1Sa. 22.23.

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

o ch. 14.33; 15.28; 12.16,23. Ju. 16.17. Am. 5.13.

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

p Es. 3.8,10. 1Ki. 21.11-13.

13The qpoor and 6the deceitful man meet together: rthe LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

6Or, the usurer, Mat. 9.9. 1Co. 6.10.

q ch. 22.2. Mat. 5.45. Jn. 1.9. r Ep. 2.1. Job 25.3.

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

s ch. 20.28; 25.5. Je. 22.16. v.4. Ps. 72.4; 15.5; 89.2.

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

t v.17,21. ch. 10.1,4; 13.24; 17.21,25; 19.26; 28.7; 22.6,15; 23.13. 1Ki. 1.6. Mi. 6.9.

16uWhen the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: vbut the righteous shall see their fall.

u v.2. Ho. 4.1,2,7. ch. 23.28. v Ps. 37.36; 58.10; 91.8; 92.9,11.

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

w ch. 13.24; 19.18; 22.15; 23.13,14. v.15.

18xWhere there is no vision, the people 7perish: but yhe that keepeth the law, happy is he.

7Or, is made naked.

x 1Sa. 3.1. Ps. 74.9. Am. 8.11-13. Mat. 9.36. 2Co. 4.3. y Ps. 119.2; 19.11. 1Co. 15.58. Jn. 13.17. Ja. 1.25. Lu. 11.28.

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

z ch. 19.29; 26.3. Job 19.16.

20aSeest thou a man that is hasty 8in his words? bthere is more hope of a fool than of him.

8Or, in his matters?

a Ec. 5.2. Ja. 1.19. b ch. 26.12.

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

c 1Sa. 3.7,8. ch. 30.23.

22An dangry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man abound-eth in transgression.

d ch. 15.2,18; 22.24; 10.12; 26.21; 30.33. Mat. 15.19. Ho. 4.1,2.

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

e Da. 4.37; 5.20,21. Job 22.29. Ac. 12.23. Re. 18.7,8. ch. 15.33; 18.12. Mat. 23.12. Lu. 14.11; 18.14. Ja. 4.6,10. 1Pe. 5.5.

24fWhoso is partner with a thief ghateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and *bewrayeth it not.

*bewrayeth-betrays, reveals.

f Ps. 50.18-22. Is. 1.23. Mat. 16.26. Le. 5.1. g ch. 8.36.

25The hfear of man bringeth a snare: ibut whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be 9safe.

9Heb. set on high.

h Ge. 12.12,13; 20.2,11. Mat. 26.69-74. Jn. 7.13; 9.21; 12.42,43. i Ec. 7.18. ch. 18.10. Ps. 25.2.

26jMany seek 10the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

10Heb. the face of a ruler.

j Ps. 62.12. ch. 19.6; 21.1. Ge. 43.14. Es. 4.16.

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

k Ge. 3.15. Ps. 15.4; 139.21; 119.115. v.10.