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Proverbs 29 - American Standard Version 2015

1. He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck\par\tab Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy

2. When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice;\par\tab But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

3. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father;\par\tab But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.

4. The king by justice establisheth the land;\par\tab But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

5. A man that flattereth his neighbor\par\tab Spreadeth a net for his steps.

6. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare;\par\tab But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7. The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor;\par\tab The wicked hath not understanding to know {\i it}.

8. Scoffers set a city in a flame;\par\tab But wise men turn away wrath.

9. If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man,\par\tab Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

10. The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect;\par\tab And as for the upright, they seek his life.

11. A fool uttereth all his anger;\par\tab But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

12. If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood,\par\tab All his servants are wicked.

13. The poor man and the oppressor meet together;\par\tab Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

14. The king that faithfully judgeth the poor,\par\tab His throne shall be established for ever.

15. The rod and reproof give wisdom;\par\tab But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

16. When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth;\par\tab But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

17. Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest;\par\tab Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

18. Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint;\par\tab But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19. A servant will not be corrected by words;\par\tab For though he understand, he will not give heed.

20. Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?\par\tab There is more hope of a fool than of him.

21. He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child\par\tab Shall have him become a son at the last.

22. An angry man stirreth up strife,\par\tab And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

23. A man's pride shall bring him low;\par\tab But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.

24. Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul;\par\tab He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

25. The fear of man bringeth a snare;\par\tab But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.

26. Many seek the ruler's favor;\par\tab But a man's judgment {\i cometh} from Jehovah.

27. An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous;\par\tab And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.\par

American Standard Version-2015

Edited by Jeff D. Huddleston. Based on the 1901 American Standard Version (ASV-1901).