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When the righteous [a]are increased, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father;
But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.
The king by justice establisheth the land;
But [b]he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

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  1. Proverbs 29:2 Or, are in authority
  2. Proverbs 29:4 Or, he that imposeth tribute. Hebrew a man of offerings.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;(A)
    when the wicked rule,(B) the people groan.(C)

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,(D)
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.(E)

By justice a king gives a country stability,(F)
    but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.

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  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give

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