Observations of publick government,
Proverbs 29:1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him. Proverbs 29:2 When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn. Proverbs 29:3 A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance. Proverbs 29:4 A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it. Proverbs 29:5 A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet. Proverbs 29:6 A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice. Proverbs 29:7 The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge. Proverbs 29:8 Corrupt men bring a city to ruin: but wise men turn away wrath. Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh, he shall find no rest. Proverbs 29:10 Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul. Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards. Proverbs 29:12 A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked. Proverbs 29:13 The poor man and the creditor have met one another: the Lord is the enlightener of them both. Proverbs 29:14 The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
and of private.
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will, bringeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, crimes shall be multiplied: but the just shall see their downfall. Proverbs 29:17 Instruct thy son and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul. Proverbs 29:18 When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law, is blessed. Proverbs 29:19 A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer. Proverbs 29:20 Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment. Proverbs 29:21 He that nourisheth his servant delicately from his childhood, afterwards shall find him stubborn.
Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption.
Proverbs 29:22 A passionate man provoketh quarrels: and he that is easily stirred up to wrath, shall be more prone to sin. Proverbs 29:23 Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble of spirit. Proverbs 29:24 He that is partaker with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth one putting him to his oath, and discovereth not. Proverbs 29:25 He that feareth man shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high. Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh forth from the Lord. Proverbs 29:27 The just abhor a wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.