King James VersionProverbs29


1 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.