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Proverbs 29 Darby Translation (DARBY)

29 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and without remedy.

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth [his] substance.

A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it.

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous shall sing and rejoice.

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.

Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, [he] hath no rest.

10 The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the upright care for his soul.

11 A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise [man] keepeth it back.

12 If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked.

13 The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

14 A king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.

16 When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.

17 Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest, and shall give delight unto thy soul.

18 Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; but happy is he that keepeth the law.

19 A servant is not corrected by words: he understandeth indeed, but he will not answer.

20 Hast thou seen a man hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child, shall in the end have him as a son.

22 An angry man exciteth contention; and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

23 A man's pride bringeth him low; but the humble in spirit shall obtain honour.

24 Whoso shareth with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration, and declareth not.

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected.

26 Many seek the ruler's face; but a man's right judgment is from Jehovah.

27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is of upright way is an abomination to the wicked [man].

Proverbs 29 New International Version (NIV)

29 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    when the wicked rule, the people groan.

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

The righteous care about justice for the poor,
    but the wicked have no such concern.

Mockers stir up a city,
    but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
    and seek to kill the upright.

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

12 If a ruler listens to lies,
    all his officials become wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
    his throne will be established forever.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
    but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
    though they understand, they will not respond.

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

21 A servant pampered from youth
    will turn out to be insolent.

22 An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

23 Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies;
    they are put under oath and dare not testify.

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler,
    but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest;
    the wicked detest the upright.

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  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give
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