Proverbs 29:4

“The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The king by iudgement stablisheth the land: but he that receiueth gifts, ouerthroweth it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A king, by right rule, makes the land safe; but one full of desires makes it a waste.
- Basic English Bible

A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it.
- Darby Bible

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
- Webster's Bible

The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
- World English Bible

A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The king by justice establisheth the land; but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 29:4


29:4 Judgment - By the free and impartial exercise of justice. Gifts - Bribes.


Discussion for Proverbs 29:4

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