Proverbs 28:2-12 NIV

2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
3 A rulera who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.

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    • a 28:3 - Or "A poor man"
      4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.
      5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
      6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.1

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      7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.2

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      8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest3 amasses it for another,4 who will be kind to the poor.5

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      9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.6

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      10 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap,7 but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

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      11 A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
      12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;8 but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.9

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