Proverbs 29:2

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the righteous are in authoritie, the people reioyce: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When the upright have power, the people are glad; when an evil man is ruler, grief comes on the people.
- Basic English Bible

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
- Darby Bible

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
- Webster's Bible

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
- World English Bible

In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 29

  • Charles
    All Proverbs bring me guidance and wisdom
  • Annell
    That's just what I needed to hear. Thank you for reminding me of those great words of wisdom. I need to wear them around my neck every day. God Bless You!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Proverbs 29; (In faith we are teachable.) Psalm 25:4"Teach me thy way, O Lord; teach me thy paths.Job6:24"Teach me and i will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred."Psalm 86:11"Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:unite my heart to fear thy name." (The way of the Lord is righteousness. The path of the Lord is Truth.)
  • R.L. Jackson
    Wisdom our sister teaches you how to see the truth in a man or woman heart in chapter 29 for it is written as he speeches so is he therefore be bless and remain in the Light you will truly see your way out of Darkness.
  • Ikemsinachi
    Self restraint is vital for one to excel, in order to avoid discouragement from people and to avoid disappointing others as well
  • Andy hatmaker for verse 18
    When there is no vision we as God's people can stumble we must seek God daily for our vision of where we must be in our lives. Our mission is to spread the Gospel and share it with the world and each person as a gift to go with their vision that will allow them to prosper in a spiritual sense

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