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.