1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.* He…: Heb. A man of reproofs 2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. † in…: or, increased 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 that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.‡ he…: Heb. a man of oblations 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 a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.§ bring…: or, set a city on fire 9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.** The bloodthirsty: Heb. Men of blood 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 man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.†† the deceitful…: or, the usurer 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: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.‡‡ perish: or, is made naked 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? there is more hope of a fool than of him.§§ words: or, matters? 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.*** safe: Heb. set on high 26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.††† the ruler’s…: Heb. the face of a ruler 27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
*29.1 He…: Heb. A man of reproofs
†29.2 in…: or, increased
‡29.4 he…: Heb. a man of oblations
§29.8 bring…: or, set a city on fire
**29.10 The bloodthirsty: Heb. Men of blood
††29.13 the deceitful…: or, the usurer
‡‡29.18 perish: or, is made naked
§§29.20 words: or, matters?
***29.25 safe: Heb. set on high
†††29.26 the ruler’s…: Heb. the face of a ruler
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