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Proverbs 29:2-4 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
    but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
By justice a king builds up the land,
    but he who exacts gifts[a] tears it down.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who taxes heavily
English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

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Proverbs 29:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    when the wicked rule, the people groan.

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:4 Or who give
New International Version (NIV)

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