Observations of publick government,
Proverbs 29:1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and without remedy. Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth [his] substance. Proverbs 29:4 A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it. Proverbs 29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps. Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous shall sing and rejoice. Proverbs 29:7 The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge. Proverbs 29:8 Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger. Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, [he] hath no rest. Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the upright care for his soul. Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise [man] keepeth it back. Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked. Proverbs 29:13 The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. Proverbs 29:14 A 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] bringeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall. Proverbs 29:17 Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest, and shall give delight unto thy soul. Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; but happy is he that keepeth the law. Proverbs 29:19 A servant is not corrected by words: he understandeth indeed, but he will not answer. Proverbs 29:20 Hast thou seen a man 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 in the end have him as a son.
Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man exciteth contention; and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride bringeth him low; but the humble in spirit shall obtain honour. Proverbs 29:24 Whoso shareth with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration, and declareth not. Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected. Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's face; but a man's right judgment is from Jehovah. Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is of upright way is an abomination to the wicked [man].