29 He awho is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
But when a wicked man rules, cthe people groan.
But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.
But he who receives bribes overthrows it.
5 A man who dflatters his neighbor
Spreads a net for his feet.
But the righteous sings and rejoices.
7 The righteous econsiders the cause of the poor,
But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
8 Scoffers fset a city aflame,
But wise men turn away wrath.
gWhether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.
10 hThe bloodthirsty hate the blameless,
But the upright seek his 2well-being.
But a wise man holds them back.
All his servants become wicked.
jThe Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
14 The king who judges the kpoor with truth,
His throne will be established forever.
15 The rod and rebuke give lwisdom,
But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
But the righteous will see their mfall.
Yes, he will give delight to your soul.
But ohappy is he who keeps the law.
For though he understands, he will not respond.
pThere is more hope for a fool than for him.
Will have him as a son in the end.
22 qAn angry man stirs up strife,
And a furious man abounds in transgression.
23 rA man’s pride will bring him low,
But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
25 tThe fear of man brings a snare,
But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be 6safe.
But justice for man comes from the Lord.
And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.
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