29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
29:1 He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.
29:3 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.

29:4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
29:4 The king establishes the land by justice, But he who receives bribes overthrows it.

29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor Spreads a net for his feet.

29:6 In the transgression of an evil man [there is] a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
29:6 By transgression an evil man is snared, But the righteous sings and rejoices.

29:7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: [but] the wicked regardeth not to know [it].
29:7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise [men] turn away wrath.
29:8 Scoffers set a city aflame, But wise men turn away wrath.

29:9 [If] a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, [there is] no rest.
29:9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.

29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, But the upright seek his well-being.

29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
29:11 A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.

29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants [are] wicked.
29:12 If a ruler pays attention to lies, All his servants become wicked.

29:13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
29:13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

29:14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
29:14 The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.
29:15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.

29:17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.

29:18 Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.
29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.

29:19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
29:19 A servant will not be corrected by mere words; For though he understands, he will not respond.

29:20 Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
29:20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become [his] son at the length.
29:21 He who pampers his servant from childhood Will have him as a son in the end.

29:22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
29:22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression.

29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
29:23 A man's pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.

29:24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth [it] not.
29:24 Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He swears to tell the truth, but reveals nothing.

29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

29:26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but [every] man's judgment [cometh] from the LORD.
29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.

29:27 An unjust man [is] an abomination to the just: and [he that is] upright in the way [is] abomination to the wicked.
29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.