Proverbs 29:2
Good News Translation
Show me a righteous ruler and I will show you a happy people. Show me a wicked ruler and I will show you a miserable people.

Contemporary English Version
When justice rules a nation, everyone is glad; when injustice rules, everyone groans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.

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When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.

the righteous

Proverbs 11:10 By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.

Proverbs 28:12,28 In the joy of the just there is great glory: when the wicked reign, men are ruined. . . .

Esther 8:15 And Mardochai going forth out of the palace, and from the king's presence, shone in royal apparel, to wit, of violet and sky colour, wearing a golden crown on his head, and clothed with a cloak of silk and purple. And all the city rejoiced, and was glad.

Psalm 72:1-7 A psalm on Solomon. . . .

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold a king shall reign in justice, and princes shall rule in judgment. . . .

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. . . .

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet: and there were great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of this world is become our Lord's and his Christ's, and he shall reign for ever and ever. Amen.

in authority or when the wicked

Proverbs 3:15 Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.

Ecclesiastes 10:5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince:

Matthew 2:3,16 And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. . . .

Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
1The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him. 2When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.3A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance.…
Cross References
Esther 8:15
And Mardochai going forth out of the palace, and from the king's presence, shone in royal apparel, to wit, of violet and sky colour, wearing a golden crown on his head, and clothed with a cloak of silk and purple. And all the city rejoiced, and was glad.

Job 34:30
Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people.

Proverbs 11:10
By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.

Proverbs 28:12
In the joy of the just there is great glory: when the wicked reign, men are ruined.

Proverbs 28:15
As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
A fool set in high dignity, and the rich sitting beneath.

Additional Translations
When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

When the righteous are praised, the people will rejoice: but when the ungodly rule, men mourn.

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice: but when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.
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