Provérbios 29

1 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes ¶ will suddenly be destroyed —without remedy.

2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; ¶ when the wicked rule, the people groan.

3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, ¶ but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

4 By justice a king gives a country stability, ¶ but those who are greedy for [^1] bribes tear it down.

5 Those who flatter their neighbors ¶ are spreading nets for their feet.

6 Evildoers are snared by their own sin, ¶ but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, ¶ but the wicked have no such concern.

8 Mockers stir up a city, ¶ but the wise turn away anger.

9 If a wise person goes to court with a fool, ¶ the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity ¶ and seek to kill the upright.

11 Fools give full vent to their rage, ¶ but the wise bring calm in the end.

12 If a ruler listens to lies, ¶ all his officials become wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common: ¶ The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, ¶ his throne will be established forever.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, ¶ but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, ¶ but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; ¶ they will bring you the delights you desire.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; ¶ but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; ¶ though they understand, they will not respond.

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste? ¶ There is more hope for a fool than for them.

21 A servant pampered from youth ¶ will turn out to be insolent.

22 An angry person stirs up conflict, ¶ and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

23 Pride brings a person low, ¶ but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; ¶ they are put under oath and dare not testify.

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, ¶ but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, ¶ but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest; ¶ the wicked detest the upright.