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Proverbs 29:2-4 Expanded Bible (EXB)

When ·good [righteous] people ·do well [or multiply; increase], ·everyone is [L the people are] happy,
but when evil people ·rule [dominate], ·everyone groans [L the people groan/moan].

Those who love wisdom make their ·parents [L father] happy,
but friends of prostitutes ·waste their money [destroy riches].

If a king is ·fair [just], he makes his country ·strong [stable],
but if he ·takes gifts dishonestly [heavily taxes/extorts it], he tears his country down [1 Sam. 12:10–18].

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