Gleanings from Proverbs 29

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.

Scorners set a city aflame, but wise men turn away anger.

When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.

A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.

If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, all his ministers become wicked.

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law.

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.

The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.

Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord.