Proverbs 29

29 He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck
Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
When the righteous [a]are increased, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father;
But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.
The king by justice establisheth the land;
But [b]he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
A man that flattereth his neighbor
Spreadeth a net for his steps.
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare;
But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor;
The wicked [c]hath not understanding to know it.
Scoffers set a city in a flame;
But wise men turn away wrath.
If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man,
[d]Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect;
[e]And as for the upright, they seek his life.
11 A fool uttereth all his [f]anger;
But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.
12 If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood,
All his servants are wicked.
13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together;
Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.
14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor,
His throne shall be established for ever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom;
But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.
16 When the wicked [g]are increased, transgression increaseth;
But the righteous shall look upon their fall.
17 Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest;
Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint;
But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words;
For though he understand, he will not [h]give heed.
20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his [i]words?
There is more hope of a fool than of him.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child
Shall have him become [j]a son at the last.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife,
And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A man’s pride shall bring him low;
But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul;
He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare;
But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah [k]shall be safe.
26 Many seek the ruler’s favor;
But a man’s judgment cometh from Jehovah.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous;
And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.


  1. Proverbs 29:2 Or, are in authority
  2. Proverbs 29:4 Or, he that imposeth tribute. Hebrew a man of offerings.
  3. Proverbs 29:7 Or, understandeth not knowledge
  4. Proverbs 29:9 Or, He rageth and laugheth, and there is no rest
  5. Proverbs 29:10 Or, But the upright care for his soul
  6. Proverbs 29:11 Hebrew spirit.
  7. Proverbs 29:16 Or, are in authority
  8. Proverbs 29:19 Hebrew answer.
  9. Proverbs 29:20 Or, business
  10. Proverbs 29:21 The meaning of the word is doubtful.
  11. Proverbs 29:25 Hebrew shall be set on high.