The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 29

  1. 1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

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

  3. 3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

  4. 4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

  5. 5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

  6. 6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

  7. 7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

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

  9. 9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

  10. 10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

  11. 11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

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

  13. 13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

  14. 14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

  15. 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

  16. 16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

  17. 17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

  18. 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

  19. 19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

  20. 20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

  21. 21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

  22. 22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

  23. 23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

  24. 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

  25. 25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

  26. 26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

  27. 27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.