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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 in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. 3  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. 4  The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. 5  A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. 6  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. 8  Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. 9  If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. 10  The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. 11  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. 12  If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. 13  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes. 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 bringeth his mother to shame. 16  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. 17  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. 18  Where there is no vision, the people perish: 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 answer. 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 his son at the length. 22  An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. 23  A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 24  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. 25  The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. 26  Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD. 27  An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

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