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