Proverbs 29:1-27 NIV

Proverbs 29:1-27 NIV [1] Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed-without remedy. [2] When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. [3] A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth. [4] By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down. [5] Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet. [6] Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad. [7] The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. [8] Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger. [9] 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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