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Proverbs 29

Observations of publick government,

Proverbs 29:1 A man that hardeneth his necke when he is rebuked, shall suddenly be destroyed and can not be cured. Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authoritie, the people reioyce: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh. Proverbs 29:3 A man that loueth wisdome, reioyceth his father: but he that feedeth harlots, wasteth his substance. Proverbs 29:4 A King by iudgement mainteineth ye countrey: but a man receiuing giftes, destroyeth it. Proverbs 29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his steps. Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an euill man is his snare: but the righteous doeth sing and reioyce. Proverbs 29:7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poore: but the wicked regardeth not knowledge. Proverbs 29:8 Scornefull men bring a citie into a snare: but wise men turne away wrath. Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contend with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there is no rest. Proverbs 29:10 Bloodie men hate him that is vpright: but the iust haue care of his soule. Proverbs 29:11 A foole powreth out all his minde: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward. Proverbs 29:12 Of a prince that hearkeneth to lyes, all his seruants are wicked. Proverbs 29:13 The poore and the vsurer meete together, and the Lord lighteneth both their eyes. Proverbs 29:14 A King that iudgeth the poore in trueth, his throne shalbe established for euer.

and of private.

Proverbs 29:15 The rodde and correction giue wisdome: but a childe set a libertie, maketh his mother ashamed. Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but ye righteous shall see their fall. Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy sonne & he will giue thee rest, and will giue pleasures to thy soule. Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people decay: but he that keepeth the Lawe, is blessed. Proverbs 29:19 A seruant will not be chastised with words: though he vnderstand, yet he will not answere. Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man hastie in his matters? there is more hope of a foole, then of him. Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bringeth vp his seruant from youth, at length he will be euen as his sone.

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

Proverbs 29:22 An angrie man stirreth vp strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:23 The pride of a man shall bring him lowe: but the humble in spirit shall enioy glory. Proverbs 29:24 He that is partner with a thiefe, hateth his owne soule: he heareth cursing, & declareth it not. Proverbs 29:25 The feare of man bringeth a snare: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shalbe exalted. Proverbs 29:26 Many doe seeke the face of the ruler: but euery mans iudgement commeth from the Lord. Proverbs 29:27 A wicked man is abomination to the iust, and he that is vpright in his way, is abomination to the wicked.

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