The Proverbs

Chapter 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 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.

Commentary

Matthew Henry Commentary - Proverbs, Chapter 29

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