Proverbs 29:1-27 GNT

Proverbs 29:1-27 GNT [1] If you get more stubborn every time you are corrected, one day you will be crushed and never recover. [2] Show me a righteous ruler and I will show you a happy people. Show me a wicked ruler and I will show you a miserable people. [3] If you appreciate wisdom, your parents will be proud of you. It is a foolish waste to spend money on prostitutes. [4] When the king is concerned with justice, the nation will be strong, but when he is only concerned with money, he will ruin his country. [5] If you flatter your friends, you set a trap for yourself. [6] Evil people are trapped in their own sins, while honest people are happy and free. [7] A good person knows the rights of the poor, but wicked people cannot understand such things. [8] People with no regard for others can throw whole cities into turmoil. Those who are wise keep things calm. [9] When an intelligent person brings a lawsuit against a fool, the fool only laughs and becomes loud and abusive. [10] Bloodthirsty people hate anyone who's honest, but righteous people will protect the life of such a person. [11] Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back. [12] If a ruler pays attention to false information, all his officials will be liars. [13] A poor person and his oppressor have this in common-the LORD gave eyes to both of them. [14] If a king defends the rights of the poor, he will rule for a long time. [15] Correction and discipline are good for children. If they have their own way, they will make their mothers ashamed of them. [16] When evil people are in power, crime increases. But the righteous will live to see the downfall of such people. [17] Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them. They will never give you reason to be ashamed. [18] A nation without God's guidance is a nation without order. Happy are those who keep God's law! [19] You cannot correct servants just by talking to them. They may understand you, but they will pay no attention. [20] There is more hope for a stupid fool than for someone who speaks without thinking. [21] If you give your servants everything they want from childhood on, some day they will take over everything you own. [22] People with quick tempers cause a lot of quarreling and trouble. [23] Arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected. [24] A thief's partner is his own worst enemy. He will be punished if he tells the truth in court, and God will curse him if he doesn't. [25] It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the LORD, you are safe. [26] Everybody wants the good will of the ruler, but only from the LORD can you get justice. [27] The righteous hate the wicked, and the wicked hate the righteous.

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