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)

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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

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