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13 The poor person and the ·cruel person [oppressor] are alike
in that the Lord gave light to the eyes of both of them.

14 If a king judges poor people ·fairly [in truth; reliably],
his ·government [L throne] will ·continue [be established] forever.

15 Correction and ·punishment [L the rod] make children wise,
but those ·left alone [unsupervised] will disgrace their mother.

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13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.(A)

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
    his throne will be established forever.(B)

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.(C)

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