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Proverbs 29 - Lighthouse Bible 2006

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 bear rule, the people mourn.

3. He who loves wisdom brings joy to his father: but he that keeps company with harlots spends his wealth.

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

5. A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

6. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous sings and rejoices.

7. The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked does not have understanding 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 speaks all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.

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

13. The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD enlightens 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 to 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 understands he will not answer.

20. Do you see a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope for a fool than for him.

21. He that delicately brings up his servant from childhood shall have him become his son in the end.

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

23. A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24. He who is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and does not reveal it.

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

26. Many seek the ruler’s favor; 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 an abomination to the wicked.

The Lighthouse Bible

David A. Plaisted (Standard Copyright License)