Proverbs 28:2
Good News Translation
When a nation sins, it will have one ruler after another. But a nation will be strong and endure when it has intelligent, sensible leaders.

Contemporary English Version
In time of civil war there are many leaders, but a sensible leader restores law and order.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged.

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For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged.

the transgression

1 Kings 15:25,28 But Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, reigned over Israel the second year of Asa, king of Juda: and he reigned over Israel two years. . . .

1 Kings 16:8-29 In the six and twentieth year of Asa, king of Juda, Ela, the son of Baasa, reigned over Israel, in Thersa, two years. . . .

2 Kings 15:8-31 In the eight and thirtieth year of Azarias, king of Juda, reigned Zacharias, son of Jeroboam, over Israel, in Samaria, six months: . . .

2 Chronicles 36:1-12 Then the people of the land took Joachaz the son of Josias, and made him king instead of his father in Jerusalem. . . .

Isaiah 3:1-7 For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water. . . .

Hosea 13:11 I will give thee a king in my wrath, and will take him away in my indignation.

but

Genesis 45:5-8 Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation. . . .

2 Chronicles 32:20-26 And Ezechias the king, and Isaias the prophet the son of Amos, prayed against this blasphemy, and cried out to heaven. . . .

Job 22:28-30 Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall come to thee, and light shall shine in thy ways. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man.

Isaiah 58:12 And the places that have been desolate for ages shall be built in thee: thou shalt raise up the foundation of generation and generation: and thou shalt be called the repairer of the fences, turning the paths into rest.

Daniel 4:27 And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

by a man, etc.

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
1The wicked man fleeth, when no man pursueth: but the just, bold as a lion, shall be without dread. 2For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged.3A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine.…
Cross References
1 Kings 16:8
In the six and twentieth year of Asa, king of Juda, Ela, the son of Baasa, reigned over Israel, in Thersa, two years.

2 Kings 15:8
In the eight and thirtieth year of Azarias, king of Juda, reigned Zacharias, son of Jeroboam, over Israel, in Samaria, six months:

Proverbs 11:11
He that despiseth his friend, is mean of heart: but the wise man will hold his peace.

Additional Translations
A land in rebellion has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof'shall be prolonged.

By reason of the sins of ungodly men quarrels arise; but a wise man will quell them.

By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding [and] of knowledge, [its] stability is prolonged.

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

For the transgression of a land many are its princes: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.

By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.
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