Chapter 29
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She who is often rebuked and stiffens her neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
002
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
003
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to her mother; but a companion of philanderers squanders her wealth.
004
The queen by justice makes the land stable, but she who takes bribes tears it down.
005
A woman who flatters her neighbor spreads a net for her feet.
006
An evil woman is snared by her sin, but the righteous can sing and be glad.
007
The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
008
Mockers stir up a city, but wise women turn away anger.
009
If a wise woman goes to court with a foolish woman, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
010
The bloodthirsty hate a woman of integrity; and they seek the life of the upright.
011
A fool vents all of her anger, but a wise woman brings herself under control.
012
If a ruler listens to lies, all of her officials are wicked.
013
The poor woman and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.
014
The queen who fairly judges the poor, her throne shall be established forever.
015
The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to herself causes shame to her father.
016
When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.
017
Correct your daughter, and she will give you peace; yes, she will bring delight to your soul.
018
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but one who keeps the law is blessed.
019
A servant can't be corrected by words. Though she understands, yet she will not respond.
020
Do you see a woman who is hasty in her words? There is more hope for a fool than for her.
021
She who pampers her servant from youth will have her become a daughter in the end.
022
An angry woman stirs up strife, and a wrathful woman abounds in sin.
023
A woman's pride brings her low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.
024
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of her own soul. She takes an oath, but dares not testify.
025
The fear of woman proves to be a snare, but whoever puts her trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
026
Many seek the ruler's favor, but a woman's justice comes from Yahweh.
027
A dishonest woman detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.