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Proverbs 29.1-14

29One who is often reproved, yet remains stubborn,
   will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
   but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 A child who loves wisdom makes a parent glad,
   but to keep company with prostitutes is to squander one’s substance.
4 By justice a king gives stability to the land,
   but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it.
5 Whoever flatters a neighbour
   is spreading a net for the neighbour’s feet.
6 In the transgression of the evil there is a snare,
   but the righteous sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous know the rights of the poor;
   the wicked have no such understanding.
8 Scoffers set a city aflame,
   but the wise turn away wrath.
9 If the wise go to law with fools,
   there is ranting and ridicule without relief.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless,
   and they seek the life of the upright.
11 A fool gives full vent to anger,
   but the wise quietly holds it back.
12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,
   all his officials will be wicked.
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
   the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
14 If a king judges the poor with equity,
   his throne will be established for ever.


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