Proverbs 28:16
Good News Translation
A ruler without good sense will be a cruel tyrant. One who hates dishonesty will rule a long time.

Contemporary English Version
A heartless leader is a fool, but anyone who refuses to get rich by cheating others will live a long time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.

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A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.

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1 Kings 12:10,14 And the young men that had been brought up with him, said: Thus shalt thou speak to this people, who have spoken to thee, saying: Thy father made our yoke heavy, do thou ease us. Thou shalt say to them: My little finger is thicker than the back of my father. . . .

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

Ecclesiastes 4:1 I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being destitute of help from any.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, their oppressors have stripped them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink.

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Exodus 18:21 And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,

Isaiah 33:15,16 He that walketh in justices, and speaketh truth, that casteth away avarice by oppression, and shaketh his hands from all bribes, that stoppeth his ears lest he hear blood, and shutteth his eyes that he may see no evil. . . .

Jeremiah 22:15-17 Shalt thou reign, because thou comparest thyself to the cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and it was then well with him? . . .

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
15As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people. 16A prince void of prudence shall oppress many by calumny: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.17A man that doth violence to the blood of a person, if he flee even to the pit, no man will stay him.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 10:16
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and when the princes eat in the morning.

Isaiah 3:12
As for my people, their oppressors have stripped them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.

Additional Translations
A leader who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor, but he who hates dishonest profit will prolong his days.The prince that wants understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor; But he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

A king in need of revenues is a great oppressor: but he that hates injustice shall live a long time.

The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong [his] days.

The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.

A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days.
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