Proverbs 29:2-4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
but one who keeps company with harlots squanders his substance.
4 By justice a king gives stability to the land,
but one who exacts gifts ruins it.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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