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Book 20 Chapter 29

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1

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

2

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.

3

Whoso loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

4

The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts overthrows it.

5

A man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.

6

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

7

The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it.

8

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9

If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

10

The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

11

A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

12

If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightens both their eyes.

14

The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

15

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

16

When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.

17

Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yea, he shall give delight unto your soul.

18

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.

19

A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

20

See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21

He that delicately brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

22

An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.

23

A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24

Whoso is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and betrayed it not.

25

The fear of man brings a snare: but whoso puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

26

Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

27

An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.