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Proverbs chapter 29

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1
One who becomes stiff-necked, after many reprimands will be broken suddenly-- and without a remedy.
2
When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, people groan.
3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
4
By justice a king brings stability to a land, but a man [who demands] "contributions" demolishes it.
5
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6
An evil man is caught by sin, but the righteous one sings and rejoices.
7
The righteous person knows the rights of the poor, but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
8
Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.
9
If a wise man goes to court with a fool, there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.
10
Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person, but the upright care about him.
11
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man holds it in check.
12
If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants will be wicked.
13
The poor and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
14
A king who judges the poor with fairness-- his throne will be established forever.
15
A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a youth left to himself is a disgrace to his mother.
16
When the wicked increase, rebellion increases, but the righteous will see their downfall.
17
Discipline your son, and he will give you comfort; he will also give you delight.
18
Without revelation people run wild, but one who keeps the law will be happy.
19
A servant cannot be disciplined by words; though he understands, he doesn't respond.
20
Do you see a man who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21
A slave pampered from his youth will become arrogant later on.
22
An angry man stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered man increases rebellion.
23
A person's pride will humble him, but a humble spirit will gain honor.
24
To be a thief's partner is to hate oneself; he hears the curse but will not testify.
25
The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.
26
Many seek a ruler's favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.
27
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.