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When (A)the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
    but when (B)the wicked rule, the people groan.
He who (C)loves wisdom makes his father glad,
    but (D)a companion of prostitutes (E)squanders his wealth.
By justice a king (F)builds up the land,
    but he who exacts gifts[a] tears it down.

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  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who taxes heavily

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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