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1 He, that being often reproved
hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without
2 When the righteous are in
authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his
father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his
4 The king by judgment establisheth
the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5 A man that flattereth his
neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil
man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous considereth the
cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a
snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contendeth
with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the
upright: but the just seek his soul.
11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but
a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all
his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful man
meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
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 bringeth his mother to shame.
16 When the wicked are multiplied,
transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct thy son, and he shall
give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
18 Where there is no vision,
the people perish: 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 answer.
20 Seest thou a man that is
hasty in his 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 his son at the
22 An angry man stirreth up strife,
and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A manís pride shall bring him
low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief
hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26 Many seek the rulerís favour;
but every manís judgment cometh from the LORD.
27 An unjust man is an
abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is
abomination to the wicked.
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