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29 ¶ He that being often reproved hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.

¶ When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.

¶ Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose his inheritance.

¶ The king by judgment establishes the land, but he that receives gifts shall overthrow it.

¶ The man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.

¶ In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the righteous shall sing and rejoice.

¶ The righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand wisdom.

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

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

10 ¶ The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the just seek his soul.

11 ¶ The fool gives full rein to his spirit, but the wise man in the end will bring it into rest.

12 ¶ Of the ruler who hearkens unto the lying word, all his ministers are evil.

13 ¶ The poor and the usurer meet together; the LORD lightens both their eyes.

14 ¶ The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

15 ¶ The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself shall bring his mother to shame.

16 ¶ When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases, but the righteous shall see their fall.

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

18 ¶ Without prophetic vision, the people shall perish, but he that keeps the law is blessed.

19 ¶ A slave will not be corrected by words, for though he understands he will not obey.

20 ¶ Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

21 ¶ He that gives freely unto his slave from a child shall have him become his son in the end.

22 ¶ The angry man stirs up strife, and the furious man abounds in transgression.

23 ¶ A man’s pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24 ¶ Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears cursing, and does not disclose it.

25 ¶ The fear of man brings a snare, but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be lifted up.

26 ¶ Many seek the ruler’s favour, but each man’s judgment comes 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.

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