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Proverbs 29 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:1 - He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:3 - He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but one who keeps company with harlots squanders his substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:4 - By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who exacts gifts ruins it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:6 - An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:7 - A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:8 - Scoffers set a city aflame, but wise men turn away wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:10 - Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless, and the wicked seek his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:11 - A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 - If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:14 - If a king judges the poor with equity his throne will be established for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:15 - The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:16 - When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases; but the righteous will look upon their downfall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:18 - Where there is no prophecy the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:19 - By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not give heed.
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 servant from childhood, will in the end find him his heir.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:22 - A man of wrath stirs up strife, and a man given to anger causes much transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:23 - A man's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:25 - The fear of man lays a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD is safe.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 - Many seek the favor of a ruler, but from the LORD a man gets justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 - An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but he whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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