16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great (A)oppressor,But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.
16 A (A)leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,But a person who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
16 A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding and common sense [and his wickedness shortens his days],But he who hates unjust gain will [be blessed and] prolong his days.
16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.
16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
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