He who (A)loves wisdom makes his father glad,
    but (B)a companion of prostitutes (C)squanders his wealth.
By justice a king (D)builds up the land,
    but he who exacts gifts[a] tears it down.
(E)A man who flatters his neighbor
    spreads (F)a net for his feet.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who taxes heavily

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