Context / meaning
Proverbs 29 [1.] He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck
will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father;
but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
The king by justice makes the land stable,
but he who takes bribes tears it down.
Proverbs 29 [5.] A man who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.
An evil man is snared by his sin,
but the righteous can sing and be glad.
The righteous care about justice for the poor.
The wicked aren’t concerned about knowledge.
Mockers stir up a city,
but wise men turn away anger.
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man,
the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.