Proverbs 29:2-4 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 A child who loves wisdom makes a parent glad,
but to keep company with prostitutes is to squander one’s substance.
4 By justice a king gives stability to the land,
but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it.
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
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