Geneva Study Bible
A man that flattereth his neighbour a spreadeth a net for his feet.
(a) He who gives ear to the flatterer is in danger as the bird is before the fowler.
In the transgression of an evil man [there is] a b snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
(b) He is always ready to fall into the snare that he lays for others.
[If] a wise man contendeth with c a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, [there is] no rest.
(c) He can hear no admonition no matter how it is spoken.
d Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.
(d) Where there are not faithful ministers of the word of God.
A e servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth he will not answer.
(e) He who is of a servile and rebellious nature.
The fear of man bringeth a f snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
(f) He who fears man more than God falls into a snare and is destroyed.
Many seek the ruler's favour; but [every] man's g judgment [cometh] from the LORD.
(g) He does not need to flatter the ruler, for what God has appointed will come to him.
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