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He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

29:1 hardeneth his neck. The classic example is the antediluvian generation that rejected 120 years of preaching by Noah. “My Spirit shall not always strive with man,” God had said (Genesis 6:3), and finally they were suddenly destroyed in the great Flood.

29:9 contendeth with a foolish man. There is nothing to be gained by arguing with a foolish man (“wise in his own conceits”—Proverbs 26:12) about spiritual truths. It will lead either to anger or ridicule, and no conclusion is reached.

29:15 rod and reproof. See note on Proverbs 22:15.

29:18 vision. The word “vision” here does not refer to far-sighted imagination, as this verse is commonly applied, but rather to actual divine revelation.

29:18 perish. This word, “perish,” means “open” or “exposed.” That is, when people today reject or ignore the revealed Word of God, they are open and helpless to resist the humanistic and occultic doctrines of men and devils.

29:18 happy. True happiness, or blessing, is found only through “keeping”—that is, “guarding” God’s Word, then obeying and proclaiming it.

29:20 more hope of a fool. Compare Proverbs 26:12.

29:24 bewrayeth. That is, “betrays.”

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