Proverbs 29 01-27 ABV – Safety
A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken without remedy.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, yet when a wicked man rules, people groan.
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, yet he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
The king gives stability to the land by justice, yet a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his steps.
By transgression an evil man is ensnared, yet the righteous sings and rejoices.
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, the wicked does not understand this concern.
Scorners inflame a city, yet wise men turn away anger.
When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless, yet the upright are concerned for his life.
A fool loses his temper, yet a wise man holds it in check.
If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, all his servants become wicked.
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, yet a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
When the wicked increase, transgression increases; yet the righteous will see their fall.
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; he will also delight your soul.
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, yet happy is he who keeps the law.
A slave will not be instructed by words alone; for though he understands, there will be no response.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
He who pampers his slave from childhood will later find him to become a son.
An angry man stirs up strife, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
A man’s pride will bring him low, yet a humble spirit will obtain honor.
He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse yet not testify.
The fear of man brings a snare, yet he who trusts in the Lord will be safe.
Many seek the ruler’s favor, yet justice for man comes from the Lord.
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.