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Proverbs 29 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

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.

Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

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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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