Proverbs 14:28
Good News Translation
A king's greatness depends on how many people he rules; without them he is nothing.

Contemporary English Version
Rulers of powerful nations are held in honor; rulers of weak nations are nothing at all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince.

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In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince.

Exodus 1:12,22 But the more they oppressed them, the more they were multiplied and increased. . . .

1 Kings 4:20,21 Juda and Israel were innumerable, as the sand of the sea in multitude; eating and drinking, and rejoicing. . . .

1 Kings 20:27 And the children of Israel were mustered, and taking victuals, went out on the other side, and encamped over against them, like two little flocks of goats: but the Syrians filled the land.

2 Kings 10:32,33 In those days the Lord began to be weary of Israel: and Hazael ravaged them in all the coasts of Israel, . . .

2 Kings 13:7 And Joachaz had no more left of the people than fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen: for the king of Syria had slain them, and had brought them low as dust by threshing in the barnfloor.

Context
The Wise Woman
27The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the ruin of death. 28In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince.29He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 19:7
Now therefore arise, and go out, and speak to the satisfaction of thy servants: for I swear to thee by the Lord, that if thou wilt not go forth, there will not tarry with thee so much as one this night: and that will be worse to thee, than all the evils that have befallen thee from thy youth until now.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to decline from the ruin of death.

Proverbs 14:29
He that is patient, is governed with much wisdom: but he that is impatient, exalteth his folly.

Additional Translations
A large population is a king’s splendor, but a lack of subjects is a prince’s ruin.In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

In a populous nation is the glory of a king: but in the failure of people is the ruin of a prince.

In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.

In the multitude of people is the king's glory: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
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