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

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Proverbs 28:2

When a land transgresses, eit has many rulers,

but with a man of understanding and knowledge,

its stability will long continue.

Proverbs 28:12

12  When vthe righteous triumph, there is great glory,

but when wthe wicked rise, people hide themselves.

Proverbs 28:15–17

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.

Proverbs 28:28

28  When xthe wicked rise, ypeople hide themselves,

but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Proverbs 29:2

When cthe righteous increase, the people rejoice,

but when dthe wicked rule, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:4

By justice a king hbuilds up the land,

but he who exacts gifts1 tears it down.

Proverbs 29:12

12  If a ruler listens to falsehood,

all his officials will be wicked.

Proverbs 29:14

14  If a king tfaithfully judges the poor,

his throne will ube established forever.

Proverbs 29:16

16  When the wicked increase, transgression increases,

but xthe righteous will look upon their downfall.

Proverbs 29:18

18  Where zthere is no prophetic vision the people acast off restraint,1

but blessed is he who bkeeps the law.