The Proverbs

Chapter 29

Observations of public government, 1-14, and of private, 15-21. Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption, 22-27.

He who is often reproved and hardens his neck/
shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice,/
but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.

He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,/
but he who keeps company with harlots spends his substance.

The king by judgment establishes the land,/
but he who receives gifts overthrows it.

A man who flatters his neighbor/
spreads a net for his feet.

In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare,/
but the righteous sings and rejoices.

The righteous considers the cause of the poor,/
but the wicked does not regard to know it.

Scornful men bring a city into a snare,/
but wise men turn away wrath.

If a wise man contends with a foolish man,/
whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.

10 The blood-thirsty hate the upright,/
but the just seek his soul.

11 A fool utters all his mind,/
but a wise man keeps it in until afterward.

12 If a ruler listens to lies,/
all his servants are wicked.

13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together,/
the LORD enlightens both their eyes.

14 The king who faithfully judges the poor,/
his throne shall be established forever.

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,/
but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases,/
but the righteous shall see their fall.

17 Correct your son and he shall give you rest./
He shall even give delight to your soul.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish,/
but he who keeps the law is happy.

19 A servant will not be corrected by words,/
for though he understands, he will not answer.

20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?/
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

21 He who delicately brings up his servant from a child/
shall have him at length become his son.

22 An angry man stirs up strife,/
and a furious man abounds in transgression.

23 A man's pride shall bring him low,/
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

24 Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul./
He hears cursing and does not disclose it.

25 The fear of man brings a snare,/
but he who puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

26 Many seek the ruler's favor,/
but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just,/
and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Proverbs, Chapter 29[➚]


John Gill's Chapter Summary:

John Gill did not summarize this chapter in his exposition.