1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 29

Observations of publick government,

Proverbs 29:1 He that being often reproued, hardeneth his necke, shal suddenly be destroied, and that without remedy. Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authoritie, the people reioyce: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourne. Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loueth wisedome, reioyceth his father: but hee that keepeth company with harlots, spendeth [his] substance. Proverbs 29:4 The king by iudgement stablisheth the land: but he that receiueth gifts, ouerthroweth it. Proverbs 29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his feet. Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an euill man [there is] a snare: but the righteous doth sing and reioyce. Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poore: [but] the wicked regardeth not to know [it]. Proverbs 29:8 Scornefull men bring a citie into a snare: but wise men turne away wrath. Proverbs 29:9 [If] a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether hee rage or laugh, [there is] no rest. Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirstie hate the vpright: but the iust seeke his soule. Proverbs 29:11 A foole vttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his seruants are wicked. Proverbs 29:13 The poore and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightneth both their eyes. Proverbs 29:14 The King that faithfully iudgeth the poore, his throne shall be established for euer.

and of private.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproofe giue wisedome: but a child left [to himselfe] bringeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy sonne, and hee shall giue thee rest: yea he shall giue delight vnto thy soule. Proverbs 29:18 Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the Law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:19 A seruant will not be corrected by words: for [though] hee vnderstand, hee will not answere. Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a foole then of him. Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bringeth vp his seruant from a child, shall haue him become [his] sonne at the length.

Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption.

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth vp strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:23 A mans pride shall bring him lowe: but honour shall vpholde the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:24 Who so is partner with a thiefe, hateth his owne soule: hee heareth cursing, and bewrayeth [it] not. Proverbs 29:25 The feare of man bringeth a snare: but who so putteth his trust in the LORD, shall be safe. Proverbs 29:26 Many seeke the rulers fauour, but euery mans iudgement [commeth] from the LORD. Proverbs 29:27 An vniust man [is] an abomination to the iust: and he that is vpright in the way, [is] abomination to the wicked.

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