The Passion Translation
2 Everyone rejoices when the lovers of God flourish,
but the people groan when the wicked rise to power.
3 When you love wisdom, your father is overjoyed.
But when you associate with prostitutes,
you waste your wealth in exchange for disgrace.[a]
4 A godly leader who values justice
is a great strength and example to the people.
But the one who sells his influence for money[b]
tears down what is right.