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Proverbs 29 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

29 A man often reproved, hardening the neck, Is suddenly broken, and there is no healing.

In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.

A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.

A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down.

A man taking a portion above his neighbour, Spreadeth a net for his own steps.

In the transgression of the evil [is] a snare, And the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge.

Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger.

A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest.

10 Men of blood hate the perfect, And the upright seek his soul.

11 A fool bringeth out all his mind, And the wise till afterwards restraineth it.

12 A ruler who is attending to lying words, All his ministers [are] wicked.

13 The poor and the man of frauds have met together, Jehovah is enlightening the eyes of them both.

14 a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

15 A rod and reproof give wisdom, And a youth let away is shaming his mother.

16 In the multiplying of the wicked transgression multiplieth, And the righteous on their fall do look.

17 Chastise thy son, and he giveth thee comfort, Yea, he giveth delights to thy soul.

18 Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness!

19 By words a servant is not instructed though he understand, And there is nothing answering.

20 Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words! More hope of a fool than of him.

21 Whoso is bringing up his servant delicately, from youth, [At] his latter end also he is continuator.

22 An angry man stirreth up contention, And a furious man is multiplying transgression.

23 The pride of man humbleth him, And humility of spirit upholdeth honour.

24 Whoso is sharing with a thief is hating his own soul, Execration he heareth, and telleth not.

25 Fear of man causeth a snare, And the confident in Jehovah is set on high.

26 Many are seeking the face of a ruler, And from Jehovah [is] the judgment of each.

27 An abomination to the righteous [is] the perverse man, And an abomination to the wicked [is] the upright in the way!

Proverbs 29 New International Version (NIV)

29 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    when the wicked rule, the people groan.

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

The righteous care about justice for the poor,
    but the wicked have no such concern.

Mockers stir up a city,
    but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
    and seek to kill the upright.

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

12 If a ruler listens to lies,
    all his officials become wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
    his throne will be established forever.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
    but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
    though they understand, they will not respond.

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

21 A servant pampered from youth
    will turn out to be insolent.

22 An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

23 Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies;
    they are put under oath and dare not testify.

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler,
    but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest;
    the wicked detest the upright.

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  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give
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