2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
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4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy fora bribes tear it down.
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    • ‘ 29:4 - Or "who give"
      5 Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.
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      6 Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
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      7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
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      8 Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.
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      9 If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
      10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.
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      11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
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      12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
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