1 A man that hardeneth his neck when he is rebuked, shall suddenly be destroyed, and cannot be cured.

2 When the righteous [a]are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.

3 A man that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that feedeth harlots wasteth his substance.

4 A king by judgment maintaineth the country: but a man receiving gifts, destroyeth it.

5 A man that flattereth his neighbor, [b]spreadeth a net for his steps.

6 In the transgression of an evil man is his [c]snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not knowledge.


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