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Proverbs 29 (asv)

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29:1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck

Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

29:2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice;

But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

29:3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father;

But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

29:4The king by justice establisheth the land;

But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

29:5A man that flattereth his neighbor

Spreadeth a net for his steps.

29:6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare;

But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

29:7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor;

The wicked hath not understanding to know it.

29:8Scoffers set a city in a flame;

But wise men turn away wrath.

29:9If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man,

Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

29:10The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect;

And as for the upright, they seek his life.

29:11A fool uttereth all his anger;

But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

29:12If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood,

All his servants are wicked.

29:13The poor man and the oppressor meet together;

Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

29:14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor,

His throne shall be established for ever.

29:15The rod and reproof give wisdom;

But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

29:16When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth;

But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

29:17Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest;

Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

29:18Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint;

But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

29:19A servant will not be corrected by words;

For though he understand, he will not give heed.

29:20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?

There is more hope of a fool than of him.

29:21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child

Shall have him become a son at the last.

29:22An angry man stirreth up strife,

And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

29:23A man's pride shall bring him low;

But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.

29:24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul;

He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

29:25The fear of man bringeth a snare;

But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.

29:26Many seek the ruler's favor;

But a man's judgment cometh from Jehovah.

29:27An 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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