A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,(A)
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.(B)

By justice a king brings stability to a land,(C)
but a man who demands “contributions”[a]
demolishes it.(D)

A man who flatters[b] his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.(E)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:4 The Hb word for “contributions” usually refers to offerings in worship.
  2. Proverbs 29:5 Lit is smooth on

Bible Gateway Recommends

HCSB Essential Teen Study Bible, Orange Cork LeatherTouch
HCSB Essential Teen Study Bible, Orange Cork LeatherTouch
Retail: $36.99
Our Price: $6.99
Save: $30.00 (81%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
HCSB Super Giant Print Reference Bible, Teal LeatherTouch
HCSB Super Giant Print Reference Bible, Teal LeatherTouch
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $6.49
Save: $33.50 (84%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
HCSB Large Print Compact ColorMax Bible, Hot Pink LeatherTouch
HCSB Large Print Compact ColorMax Bible, Hot Pink LeatherTouch
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $3.99
Save: $16.00 (80%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible, Black LeatherTouch, Thumb-Indexed
HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible, Black LeatherTouch, Thumb-Indexed
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $5.99
Save: $24.00 (80%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors