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Proverbs 29 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:1 - Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism
will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:3 - The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:4 - A just king gives stability to his nation,
but one who demands bribes destroys it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - To flatter friends
is to lay a trap for their feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:6 - Evil people are trapped by sin,
but the righteous escape, shouting for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:7 - The godly care about the rights of the poor;
the wicked don’t care at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:8 - Mockers can get a whole town agitated,
but the wise will calm anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise person takes a fool to court,
there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:10 - The bloodthirsty hate blameless people,
but the upright seek to help them.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:11 - Fools vent their anger,
but the wise quietly hold it back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 - If a ruler pays attention to liars,
all his advisers will be wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor and the oppressor have this in common—
the LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:14 - If a king judges the poor fairly,
his throne will last forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:15 - To discipline a child produces wisdom,
but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:16 - When the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes,
but the godly will live to see their downfall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
and will make your heart glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:18 - When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.
But whoever obeys the law is joyful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:19 - Words alone will not discipline a servant;
the words may be understood, but they are not heeded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 - There is more hope for a fool
than for someone who speaks without thinking.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:21 - A servant pampered from childhood
will become a rebel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:22 - An angry person starts fights;
a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:23 - Pride ends in humiliation,
while humility brings honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - If you assist a thief, you only hurt yourself.
You are sworn to tell the truth, but you dare not testify.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:25 - Fearing people is a dangerous trap,
but trusting the LORD means safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 - Many seek the ruler’s favor,
but justice comes from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 - The righteous despise the unjust;
the wicked despise the godly.
NLT Footnotes
Or The bloodthirsty hate blameless people, / and they seek to kill the upright; Hebrew reads The bloodthirsty hate blameless people; / as for the upright, they seek their life.

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