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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 29

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1The man who remains stiff‐necked and hates rebuke will be crushed suddenly beyond cure. 2When the just prevail, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan. d Prv 11, 10 .

3He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but he who consorts with harlots squanders his wealth. e Prv 5, 10; 10, 1 .

4By justice a king gives stability to the land; but he who imposes heavy taxes ruins it.

5The man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net under his feet.

6The wicked man steps into a snare, but the just man runs on joyfully.

7The just man has a care for the rights of the poor; the wicked man has no such concern.

8Arrogant men set the city ablaze, but wise men calm the fury. f Prv 11, 11 .

9If a wise man disputes with a fool, he may rage or laugh but can have no peace.

10Bloodthirsty men hate the honest man, but the upright show concern for his life.

11The fool gives vent to all his anger; but by biding his time, the wise man calms it. g Prv 12, 16; 25, 28; Sir 21, 26 .

12If a ruler listens to lying words, his servants all become wicked.

13The poor and the oppressor* have a common bond: h Prv 22, 2 . the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.

14If a king is zealous for the rights of the poor, his throne stands firm forever.

15The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a boy left to his whims disgraces his mother. i Prv 13, 24; 22, 15; 23, 13f; Sir 22. 6; 30, 1 .

16When the wicked prevail, crime increases; but their downfall the just will behold.

17Correct your son, and he will bring you comfort, and give delight to your soul.

18Without prophecy the people become demoralized; but happy is he who keeps the law.

19By words no servant can be trained; j Sir 33, 25f . for he understands what is said, but obeys not.

20Do you see a man hasty in his words? k Eccl 5, 1 . More can be hoped for from a fool!

21If a man pampers his servant from childhood, he will turn out to be stubborn.

22An ill‐tempered man stirs up disputes, and a hotheaded man is the cause of many sins. l Prv 15, 18; 26, 21 .

23Man's pride causes his humiliation, but he who is humble of spirit obtains honor. m Prv 11, 2; 16, 18; 18, 12; Jb 22, 29 .

24The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy:* he hears himself put under a curse, yet discloses nothing.

25The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD is safe. 26Many curry favor with the ruler but the rights of each are from the LORD.

27The evildoer is an abomination to the just, and he who walks uprightly is an abomination to the wicked.

Notes:

d: Prv 11, 10 .

e: Prv 5, 10; 10, 1 .

f: Prv 11, 11 .

g: Prv 12, 16; 25, 28; Sir 21, 26 .

h: Prv 22, 2 .

i: Prv 13, 24; 22, 15; 23, 13f; Sir 22. 6; 30, 1 .

j: Sir 33, 25f .

k: Eccl 5, 1 .

l: Prv 15, 18; 26, 21 .

m: Prv 11, 2; 16, 18; 18, 12; Jb 22, 29 .

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