English Standard Version Anglicised
2 When (A)the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
but when (B)the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 He who (C)loves wisdom makes his father glad,
but (D)a companion of prostitutes (E)squanders his wealth.
4 By justice a king (F)builds up the land,
but he who exacts gifts[a] tears it down.
- Proverbs 29:4 Or who taxes heavily
New International Version
- Proverbs 29:4 Or who give