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Proverbs 29:1-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 29

Those stiff-necked in the face of reproof
    in an instant will be shattered beyond cure.[a]
When the just flourish, the people rejoice;
    but when the wicked rule, the people groan.[b]
Whoever loves wisdom gives joy to his father,
    but whoever consorts with harlots squanders his wealth.

Footnotes:

  1. 29:1 The idiom “to stiffen one’s neck” occurs in a context of not heeding a message in Dt 10:16 and 2 Kgs 17:14. To stiffen one’s neck in this sense risks having it broken, as in 1 Sm 4:18.
  2. 29:2 Popular response to a just or unjust ruler is expressed in sound—shouts of joy or groans of anguish. “Rejoice” can mean to express one’s joy, i.e., joyous shouts.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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