When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, people groan.(A)

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,(B)
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.(C)

By justice a king brings stability to a land,(D)
but a man who demands “contributions”[a]
demolishes it.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:4 The Hb word for “contributions” usually refers to offerings in worship.

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