Proverbs Chapter 29
1. A stiff-necked man after many reproofs, (tokachath #8433b),
will suddenly be crushed, (shabar #7665)—without healing, (marpe #4832).
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 bribes tear it down.
5. A man, (geber #1397) who flatters/smooth talk, (chalaq #2505b) his neighbor/another, (rea #7453) is spreading, (paras #6566) a net, (resheth #7568 from yarash) for his next step/time of trouble, (paam #6471).
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 man Judges, (Shaphat #8199) against a fool, the fool rages, (ragaz #7264) and mocks, (sachaq #7832) and there is no settling, (nachath #5183a).
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: YHVH 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/Correct, (Yasar #3256) your children, and they will give you rest, (nuach #5117); they will bring you the delights you desire.
18. Where there is no revelation/vision, (chazon #2377) people are unrestrained/neglected/alone, (para #6544a); but blessed is the one who keeps Torah.
19. A servant will not be corrected by words; though he understands, there is no answer.
20. Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
21. He who pampers, (panaq #6445) his servant from youth, (noar #5290) will in the end have a son, (manon #4497) (perhaps a thankless one?).
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 YHVH is kept safe.
26. Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from YHVH that one gets justice.
27. The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.