|Prov 29:1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof
Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
|Prov 29:2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
|Prov 29:3 A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
|Prov 29:4 The king gives stability to the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
|Prov 29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.
|Prov 29:6 By transgression an evil man is ensnared,
But the righteous sings and rejoices.
|Prov 29:7 The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor,
The wicked does not understand such concern.
|Prov 29:8 Scorners set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away anger.
|Prov 29:9 When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man,
The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
|Prov 29:10 Men of bloodshed hate the blameless,
But the upright are concerned for his life.
|Prov 29:11 A fool always loses his temper,
But a wise man holds it back.
|Prov 29:12 If a ruler pays attention to falsehood,
All his ministers become wicked.
|Prov 29:13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:
The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
|Prov 29:14 If a king judges the poor with truth,
His throne will be established forever.
|Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
|Prov 29:16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases;
But the righteous will see their fall.
|Prov 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
He will also delight your soul.
|Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law.
|Prov 29:19 A slave will not be instructed by words alone;
For though he understands, there will be no response.
|Prov 29:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
|Prov 29:21 He who pampers his slave from childhood
Will in the end find him to be a son.
|Prov 29:22 An angry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
|Prov 29:23 A man's pride will bring him low,
But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
|Prov 29:24 He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life;
He hears the oath but tells nothing.
|Prov 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
|Prov 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor,
But justice for man comes from the LORD.
|Prov 29:27 An unjust man is abominable to the righteous,
And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.