Weekly Wisdom: Proverbs 29



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

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

3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

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

7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

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

9 If a wise man contendeth 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 uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth 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 lighteneth both their eyes.

14 The 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 are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

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

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

20 Seest thou a man that is 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 have him become his son at the length.

22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth 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 hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh 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.

He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck

will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.

2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;

but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

3 Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father;

but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

4 The king by justice makes the land stable,

but he who takes bribes tears it down.

5 A man who flatters his neighbor

spreads a net for his feet.

6 An evil man is snared by his sin,

but the righteous can sing and be glad.

7 The righteous care about justice for the poor.

The wicked aren’t concerned about knowledge.

8 Mockers stir up a city,

but wise men turn away anger.

9 If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man,

the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

10 The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity;

and they seek the life of the upright.

11 A fool vents all of his anger,

but a wise man brings himself under control.

12 If a ruler listens to lies,

all of his officials are wicked.

13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:

Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 The king who fairly judges the poor,

his throne shall be established forever.

15 The rod of correction gives wisdom,

but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.

16 When the wicked increase, sin increases;

but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Correct your son, and he will give you peace;

yes, he will bring delight to your soul.

18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;

but one who keeps the law is blessed.

19 A servant can’t be corrected by words.

Though he understands, yet he will not respond.

20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?

There is more hope for a fool than for him.

21 He who pampers his servant from youth

will have him become a son in the end.

22 An angry man stirs up strife,

and a wrathful man abounds in sin.

23 A man’s pride brings him low,

but one of lowly spirit gains honor.

24 Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul.

He takes an oath, but dares not testify.

25 The fear of man proves to be a snare,

but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.

26 Many seek the ruler’s favor,

but a man’s justice comes from Yahweh.

27 A dishonest man detests the righteous,

and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

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