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Proverbs 29 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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One who becomes stiff-necked,

after many reprimands

will be shattered instantly —

beyond recovery.

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When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,

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A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,

but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.

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By justice a king brings stability to a land,

but a man who demands “contributions”[fn]

demolishes it.

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A man who flatters[fn] his neighbor

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An evil man is caught by sin,

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The righteous person knows the rights[fn] of the poor,

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Mockers inflame a city,

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If a wise man goes to court with a fool,

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Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person,

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A fool gives full vent to his anger,[fn]

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If a ruler listens to lies,

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The poor and the oppressor have this in common:[fn]

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A king who judges the poor with fairness —

his throne will be established forever.

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A rod of correction imparts wisdom,

but a youth left to himself[fn]

is a disgrace to his mother.

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When the wicked increase, rebellion increases,

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Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind

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Without revelation[fn] people run wild,

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A slave cannot be disciplined by words;

though he understands, he doesn’t respond.

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Do you see a man who speaks too soon?

There is more hope for a fool than for him.

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A slave pampered from his youth

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An angry man stirs up conflict,

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A person’s pride will humble him,

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To be a thief’s partner is to hate oneself;

he hears the curse but will not testify.[fn]

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The fear of man is a snare,

but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.[fn]

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Many seek a ruler’s favor,

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An unjust man is detestable to the righteous,

and one whose way is upright

is detestable to the wicked.

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HCSB Footnotes
The Hb word for “contributions” usually refers to offerings in worship.
Lit is smooth on
Lit justice
Lit rest
Or person, and seek the life of the upright
Lit spirit
Lit oppressor meet
Lit youth sent away
Lit vision
Hb obscure
Lit a master of rage
When a call for witnesses was made public, anyone with information who did not submit his testimony was under a curse.
Lit raised high

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Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

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