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

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

A person who flatters his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet.(E)

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Footnotes

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

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