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1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, 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 judgment establisheth the land: but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it. 5A man that flattereth his neighbour 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. 8Scornful men 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: the Lord 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 shall give thee rest; yea, he shall 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 honour. 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 the Lord shall be safe. 26Many seek the ruler's favour: but a man's judgment cometh from the Lord. 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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