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Proverbs 29:2-4 World English Bible (WEB)

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father;
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
The king by justice makes the land stable,
    but he who takes bribes tears it down.

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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
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