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Proverbs 29 - Modern King James Version

1. A man who hardens his neck when reproved shall be suddenly broken, and there will be no healing.

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

3. Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father; but a companion of harlots wastes wealth.

4. The king establishes the land by judgment; but he taking bribes tears it down.

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

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

7. The righteous knows the plea of the poor; the wicked cares not to know it.

8. Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but the wise turn away wrath.

9. If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.

10. Men of blood hate the upright; but the just seek his soul.

11. A fool speaks all his mind; but a wise one keeps it in until afterwards.

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

13. The poor and the deceitful man meet together; Jehovah gives light to the eyes of both.

14. A king who truly judges the weak, his throne shall be established forever.

15. The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a boy sent off causes shame to his mother.

16. When the wicked are multiplied, sin 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 who keeps the law, he is blessed.

19. A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not answer.

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

21. He pampering his servant from youth, that one in his latter days shall be his successor.

22. An angry man stirs up fighting, and a furious man abounds in sin.

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

24. He who shares with a thief hates his own soul; he hears an oath and does not tell.

25. The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.

26. Many seek the ruler's favor; but each man's judgment comes from Jehovah.

27. An unjust man is a hateful thing to the just; and he who is upright in the way is hateful to the wicked.

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