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Proverbs 29 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:1 - A man who hardens his neck after much reproof
Will suddenly be broken [fn]beyond remedy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the righteous [fn]increase, the people rejoice,
But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:3 - A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:4 - The king gives stability to the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - A man who flatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:6 - By transgression an evil man is ensnared,
But the righteous sings and rejoices.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:7 - The righteous [fn]is concerned for the rights of the poor,
The wicked does not understand such [fn]concern.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:8 - Scorners set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man,
[fn]The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:10 - Men of bloodshed hate the blameless,
But the upright [fn]are concerned for his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:11 - A fool [fn]always loses his temper,
But a wise man holds it back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 - If a ruler pays attention to falsehood,
All his ministers become wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor man and the oppressor [fn]have this in common:
The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:14 - If a king judges the poor with truth,
His throne will be established forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:15 - The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child [fn]who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:16 - When the wicked [fn]increase, transgression increases;
But the righteous will see their fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
He will also [fn]delight your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:18 - Where there is no [fn]vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:19 - A slave will not be instructed by words alone;
For though he understands, there will be no response.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 - Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:21 - He who pampers his slave from childhood
Will in the end find him to be a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:22 - An angry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:23 - A man’s pride will bring him low,
But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life;
He hears the oath but tells nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:25 - The fear of man [fn]brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 - Many seek the ruler’s [fn]favor,
But justice for man comes from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 - An unjust man is abominable to the righteous,
And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: and there is no remedy
Or, become great
Literally: knows the cause
Literally: knowledge
Literally: He
Literally: seek his soul
Literally: sends forth all his spirit
Literally: meet together
Literally: left to himself
Or, become great
Literally: give delight to
Or, revelation
Literally: gives
Literally: face

New American Standard Bible 1995
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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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