Proverbs 28:2; Proverbs 28:12; Proverbs 28:15–17; Proverbs 28:28; Proverbs 29:2; Proverbs 29:4; Proverbs 29:12; Proverbs 29:14; Proverbs 29:16; Proverbs 29:18
2 When a land transgresses, eit has many rulers,
but with a man of understanding and knowledge,
its stability will long continue.
12 When vthe righteous triumph, there is great glory,
but when wthe wicked rise, people hide themselves.
15 Like ba roaring lion or ca charging bear
is da wicked ruler over a poor people.
16 A ruler who elacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,
but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
17 If one is burdened with fthe blood of another,
he will be a fugitive until death;1
let no one help him.
28 When xthe wicked rise, ypeople hide themselves,
but when they perish, the righteous increase.
2 When cthe righteous increase, the people rejoice,
but when dthe wicked rule, the people groan.
4 By justice a king hbuilds up the land,
but he who exacts gifts1 tears it down.
12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
14 If a king tfaithfully judges the poor,
his throne will ube established forever.
16 When the wicked increase, transgression increases,
but xthe righteous will look upon their downfall.
18 Where zthere is no prophetic vision the people acast off restraint,1
but blessed is he who bkeeps the law.