29:1 He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck Will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
29:2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; But when the wicked rule, the people groan.
29:3 Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; But a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
29:4 The king by justice makes the land stable, But he who takes bribes tears it down.
29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor, Spreads a net for his feet.
29:6 An evil man is snared by his sin, But the righteous can sing and be glad.
29:7 The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
29:8 Mockers stir up a city, But wise men turn away anger.
29:9 If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, The fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
29:10 The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity; And they seek the life of the upright.
29:11 A fool vents all of his anger, But a wise man brings himself under control.
29:12 If a ruler listens to lies, All of his officials are wicked.
29:13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.
29:14 The king who fairly judges the poor, His throne shall be established forever.
29:15 The rod of correction gives wisdom, But a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
29:16 When the wicked increase, sin increases; But the righteous will see their downfall.
29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you peace; Yes, he will bring delight to your soul.
29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But one who keeps the law is blessed.
29:19 A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
29:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
29:21 He who pampers his servant from youth Will have him become a son in the end.
29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a wrathful man abounds in sin.
29:23 A man's pride brings him low, But one of lowly spirit gains honor.
29:24 Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.
29:25 The fear of man proves to be a snare, But whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor, But a man's justice comes from Yahweh.
29:27 A dishonest man detests the righteous, And the upright in their ways detest the wicked.