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Proverbs 29:2-4 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.

A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.

A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down.

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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