29:1  He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

29:2  When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

29:3  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth `his' substance.

29:4  The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

29:5  A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps.

29:6  In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

29:7  The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know `it'.

29:8  Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.

29:9  If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.

29:10  The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life.

29:11  A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.

29:12  If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked.

29:13  The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

29:14  The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

29:15  The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.

29:16  When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall.

29:17  Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.

29:18  Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

29:19  A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed.

29:20  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

29:21  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last.

29:22  An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.

29:23  A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.

29:24  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

29:25  The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.

29:26  Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment `cometh' from Jehovah.

29:27  An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.