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Chapter 29

29:1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, and that without remedy.

29:2 When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.

29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

29:4 The king by justice establisheth the land; but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

29:6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

29:7 The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.

29:8 Scornful men set a city in a blaze; but wise men turn away wrath.

29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

29:10 The men of blood hate him that is sincere; and as for the upright, they seek his life.

29:11 A fool spendeth all his spirit; but a wise man stilleth it within him.

29:12 If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, all his servants are wicked.

29:13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the Lord giveth light to the eyes of them both.

29:14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

29:16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall gaze upon their fall.

29:17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

29:18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

29:19 A servant will not be corrected by words; for though he understand, there will be no response.

29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope for a fool than for him.

29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become master at the last.

29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low; but he that is of a lowly spirit shall attain to honour.

29:24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be set up on high.

29:26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but a man's judgment cometh from the Lord.

29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

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