English Revised Version

Proverbs 29

Observations of publick government,

Proverbs 29:1 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, 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 judgment establisheth the land: but he that exacteth 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 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 Scornful men 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: the LORD 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 shall give thee rest; yea, he shall 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 honour. 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 the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favour: but a man's judgment [cometh] from the LORD. 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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