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Proverbs 29:1-27

29  He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2  When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh. 3  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance. 4  The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it. 5  A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps. 6  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7  The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it . 8  Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath. 9  If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest. 10  The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life. 11  A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it. 12  If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked. 13  The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. 14  The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever. 15  The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother. 16  When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall. 17  Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul. 18  Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 19  A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed. 20  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. 21  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last. 22  An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression. 23  A man’s pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor. 24  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing. 25  The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe. 26  Many seek the ruler’s favor; But a man’s judgment cometh from Jehovah. 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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