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Proverbs 29:2-4 Good News Translation (GNT)

Show me a righteous ruler and I will show you a happy people. Show me a wicked ruler and I will show you a miserable people.

If you appreciate wisdom, your parents will be proud of you.

It is a foolish waste to spend money on prostitutes.

When the king is concerned with justice, the nation will be strong, but when he is only concerned with money, he will ruin his country.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

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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