He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
He, that being often reproved
Heb. a man of reproofs.
1:24-31 1 Samuel 2:25,34 1 Kings 17:1 18:18 20:42 21:20-23 1 Kings 22:20-23,28,34-37 2 Chronicles 25:16 33:10 36:15-17 Jeremiah 25:3-5 Jeremiah 26:3-5 35:13-16 Zechariah 1:3-6 Matthew 26:21-25 John 6:70,71 John 13:10,11,18,26 Acts 1:18,25
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
or, increased. when the wicked.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
he that receiveth gifts
Heb. a man of oblations.
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
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.
bring a city into a snare
or, set a city on fire.
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
Heb. Men of bloods.
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 deceitful man
or, the usurer.
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.
When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
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.
or, is made naked.
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.
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.
Heb. set on high.
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
Heb. face of a ruler.
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.