16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.

Read Proverbs 28:16 Using Other Translations

The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
A ruler with no understanding will oppress his people, but one who hates corruption will have a long life.