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Proverbs 28

The Proverbs

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Chapter 29

1

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

2

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

3

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth [his] substance.

4

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

5

A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps.

6

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

7

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know [it].

8

Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked.

13

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

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 causeth shame to his mother.

16

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

17

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

18

Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; 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 give heed.

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 a son at the last.

22

An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

23

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

24

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

25

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

26

Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment [cometh] from Jehovah.

27

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

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