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Proverbs 29

Observations of publick government,

Proverbs 29:1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh. Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth [his] substance. Proverbs 29:4 The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it. Proverbs 29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps. Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice. Proverbs 29:7 The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know [it]. Proverbs 29:8 Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath. Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest. Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life. Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it. Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked. Proverbs 29:13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. Proverbs 29:14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

and of private.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother. Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall. Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul. Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:19 A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed. Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last.

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

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor. Proverbs 29:24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing. Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe. Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment [cometh] from Jehovah. Proverbs 29:27 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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