Proverbs Chapter 29 to 31 : American Standard Version
1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh. 3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance. 4The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it. 5A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps. 6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it. 8Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath. 9If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest. 10The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life. 11A fool uttereth all his anger; But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it. 12If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked. 13The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. 14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever. 15The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother. 16When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth; But the righteous shall look upon their fall. 17Correct thy son, and he will give thee rest; Yea, he will give delight unto thy soul. 18Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 19A servant will not be corrected by words; For though he understand, he will not give heed. 20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him. 21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child Shall have him become a son at the last. 22An angry man stirreth up strife, And a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression. 23A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor. 24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing. 25The fear of man bringeth a snare; But whoso putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be safe. 26Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment cometh from Jehovah. 27An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.
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1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh; The oracle. The man saith unto Ithiel, unto Ithiel and Ucal: 2Surely I am more brutish than any man, And have not the understanding of a man; 3And I have not learned wisdom, Neither have I the knowledge of the Holy One. 4Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest? 5Every word of God is tried: He is a shield unto them that take refuge in him. 6Add thou not unto his words, Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. 7Two things have I asked of thee; Deny me them not before I die: 8Remove far from me falsehood and lies; Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me: 9Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God. 10Slander not a servant unto his master, Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty. 11There is a generation that curse their father, And bless not their mother. 12There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, And yet are not washed from their filthiness. 13There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up. 14There is a generation whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. 15The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, Yea, four that say not, Enough: 16Sheol; and the barren womb; The earth that is not satisfied with water; And the fire that saith not, Enough. 17The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it. 18There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not: 19The way of an eagle in the air; The way of a serpent upon a rock; The way of a ship in the midst of the sea; And the way of a man with a maiden. 20So is the way of an adulterous woman; She eateth, and wipeth her mouth, And saith, I have done no wickedness. 21For three things the earth doth tremble, And for four, which it cannot bear: 22For a servant when he is king; And a fool when he is filled with food; 23For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress. 24There are four things which are little upon the earth, But they are exceeding wise: 25The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer; 26The conies are but a feeble folk, Yet make they their houses in the rocks; 27The locusts have no king, Yet go they forth all of them by bands; 28The lizard taketh hold with her hands, Yet is she in kings' palaces. 29There are three things which are stately in their march, Yea, four which are stately in going: 30The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, And turneth not away for any; 31The greyhound; the he-goat also; And the king against whom there is no rising up. 32If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth. 33For the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; So the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
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1The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him. 2What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows? 3Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. 4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; Nor for princes to say, Where is strong drink? 5Lest they drink, and forget the law, And pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted. 6Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul: 7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more. 8Open thy mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate. 9Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy. 10A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies. 11The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain. 12She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life. 13She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands. 14She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar. 15She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens. 16She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms. 18She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night. 19She layeth her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle. 20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come. 26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue. 27She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. 28Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying: 29Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all. 30Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised. 31Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.