Proverbs 29 New King James Version (NKJV)
Happy Is He Who Keeps the Law
29 He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck,
2 When the righteous [a]are in authority, the people rejoice;
3 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice,
4 The king establishes the land by justice,
5 A man who flatters his neighbor
6 By transgression an evil man is snared,
7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor,
8 Scoffers set a city aflame,
9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man,
10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless,
11 A fool vents all his feelings,[c]
12 If a ruler pays attention to lies,
13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:
14 The king who judges the poor with truth,
15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom,
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases;
17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest;
18 Where there is no [d]revelation, the people cast off restraint;
19 A servant will not be corrected by mere words;
20 Do you see a man hasty in his words?
21 He who pampers his servant from childhood
22 An angry man stirs up strife,
23 A man’s pride will bring him low,
24 Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life;
25 The fear of man brings a snare,
26 Many seek the ruler’s [g]favor,
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous,
Proverbs 29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Warnings and Instructions
29 A person [a]often rebuked who [b]becomes obstinate
Proverbs 29 New International Version (NIV)
29 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
4 By justice a king gives a country stability,
5 Those who flatter their neighbors
6 Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
7 The righteous care about justice for the poor,
8 Mockers stir up a city,
9 If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
12 If a ruler listens to lies,
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
21 A servant pampered from youth
22 An angry person stirs up conflict,
23 Pride brings a person low,
24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies;
25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
26 Many seek an audience with a ruler,
27 The righteous detest the dishonest;
Proverbs 29 King James Version (KJV)
29 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
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 length.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A man's 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 ruler's favour; but every man's 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.