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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Online Bible


Proverbs 29:1-27


  • Unrestrained child brings shame (15)

  • Without a vision, people go wild (18)

  • An angry man stirs up strife (22)

  • A humble man obtains glory (23)

  • Fear of men is a snare (25)

29  A man who stiffens his neck* after much reproof+ Will suddenly be broken beyond healing.+
  When the righteous are many, the people rejoice, But when the wicked one rules, the people groan.+
  A man who loves wisdom makes his father rejoice,+ But the one who keeps company with prostitutes squanders his wealth.+
  By justice a king brings stability to a land,+ But a man seeking bribes brings it to ruin.
  A man who flatters his neighbor Spreads out a net for his feet.+
  A bad man’s transgression ensnares him,+ But the righteous one cries out joyfully and rejoices.+
  The righteous one is concerned about the legal rights of the poor,+ But the wicked one has no such concern.+
  Boastful men inflame a town,+ But those who are wise turn away anger.+
  When a wise man enters into a controversy with a fool, There will be ranting and ridicule, but no satisfaction.+
10  Bloodthirsty men hate anyone innocent,*+ And they seek to take the life* of the upright.*
11  A stupid person gives vent to all his feelings,*+ But the wise one calmly keeps them in check.+
12  When a ruler pays attention to lies, All his servants will be wicked.+
13  The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:* Jehovah gives light to the eyes of both.*
14  When a king judges the poor fairly,+ His throne will always be secure.+
15  The rod* and reproof impart wisdom,+ But a child left unrestrained brings shame on his mother.
16  When the wicked increase, transgression increases, But the righteous will see their downfall.+
17  Discipline your son and he will bring you rest; And he will give you* great pleasure.+
18  Where there is no vision,* the people go unrestrained,+ But happy are those who observe the law.+
19  A servant will not let himself be corrected by words, For though he understands, he does not obey.+
20  Have you seen a man hasty with his words?+ There is more hope for a fool than for him.+
21  If a servant is pampered from his youth, He will become thankless later on.
22  A man prone to anger stirs up strife;+ Anyone disposed to rage commits many transgressions.+
23  The haughtiness of a man will humble him,+ But whoever is humble in spirit will obtain glory.+
24  The partner of a thief hates himself.* He may hear the call to testify,* but he reports nothing.+
25  Trembling at* men is* a snare,+ But the one trusting in Jehovah will be protected.+
26  Many seek an audience with* a ruler, But it is from Jehovah that a man gets justice.+
27  An unjust man is detestable to the righteous,+ But the one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked one.+


Or “who remains stubborn.”
Or “blameless.”
Or “soul.”
Or possibly, “But the upright seeks to protect his life.”
Lit., “spirit.”
Lit., “meet together.”
That is, He gives them life.
Or “discipline; punishment.”
Or “your soul.”
Or “prophetic vision; revelation.”
Or “his own soul.”
Or “an oath involving a curse.”
Or “Fear of.”
Or “lays.”
Or possibly, “seek the favor of.” Lit., “seek the face of.”