29 †aHe, that being often reproved bhardeneth his neck,
Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that cwithout remedy.
2 dWhen the righteous are ||in authority, the people rejoice:
But ewhen the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3 fWhoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:
But ghe that hkeepeth company with harlots ispendeth his substance.
4 The king by judgment jestablisheth the land:
But †he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5 A man that lflattereth his neighbour
Spreadeth ma net for his feet.
6 nIn the transgression of an evil man there is a snare:
But othe righteous doth psing and rejoice.
7 qThe righteous considereth the cause of the poor:
But rthe wicked regardeth not to know it.
8 sScornful men ||bring a city into a snare:
But wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man tcontendeth with a foolish man,
uWhether he rage or laugh, there is no xrest.
10 †yThe bloodthirsty hate the upright:
But the just seek his soul.
11 zA fool uttereth all his mind:
But a wise man akeepeth it in till afterwards.
12 bIf a ruler hearken to lies,
All his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and ||the deceitful man cmeet together:
dThe Lord lighteneth both their eyes.
14 eThe king that faithfully judgeth the poor,
fHis throne shall be established for ever.
15 gThe rod and reproof give wisdom:
But a child hleft to himself ibringeth khis mother to shame.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth:
But lthe righteous shall msee their fall.
17 gnCorrect thy son, and he shall give thee rest;
Yea, khe shall give delight unto thy soul.
18 oWhere there is no vision, the people ||perish:
But phe that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19 sA servant will not be corrected by words:
For though he understand he will not answer.
20 qSeest thou a man that is hasty ||in his words?
rThere is more hope of a fool than of him.
21 He that delicately bringeth up shis servant from a child
Shall have him become his son at the length.
22 tAn angry man stirreth up strife,
And ua furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A wman’s pride shall bring him low:
But honour shall uphold the xhumble in spirit.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief yhateth his own soul:
zHe heareth cursing, and abewrayeth it not.
25 bThe fear of man bringeth a snare:
But whoso cputteth his trust in the Lord †shall be safe.
26 dMany seek †the ruler’s favour;
But every man’s ejudgment cometh from the Lord.
27 fAn unjust man is an abomination to the just:
And he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
About King James Version
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