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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

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