Proverbs 29:2
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
When the righteousצַ֭דִּיקִים
(tzad·di·kim)
6662: just, righteousfrom the same as tsedeq
increase,בִּרְבֹ֣ות
(bir·vo·vt)
7235a: to be or become much, many or greata prim. root
the peopleהָעָ֑ם
(ha·'am;)
5971a: peoplefrom an unused word
rejoice,יִשְׂמַ֣ח
(yis·mach)
8055: rejoice, be glada prim. root
But when a wicked manרָ֝שָׁ֗ע
(ra·sha)
7563: wicked, criminalfrom an unused word
rules,וּבִמְשֹׁ֥ל
(u·vim·shol)
4910: to rule, have dominion, reigna prim. root
peopleעָֽם׃
(am.)
5971a: peoplefrom an unused word
groan.יֵאָ֥נַֽח
(ye·'a·nach)
584: to sigh, groana prim. root









KJV Lexicon
When the righteous
tsaddiyq  (tsad-deek')
just -- just, lawful, righteous (man).
are in authority
rabah  (raw-baw')
to increase (in whatever respect)
the people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
rejoice
samach  (saw-makh')
probably to brighten up, i.e. (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome
but when the wicked
rasha`  (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
beareth rule
mashal  (maw-shal')
to rule -- (have, make to have) dominion, governor, indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule(-ing, -r), have power.
the people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
mourn
'anach  (aw-nakh')
to sigh -- groan, mourn, sigh.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, people groan.

International Standard Version
As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.

NET Bible
When the righteous become numerous, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By the multitude of the righteous, the people increase, and by the authority of the evil, the people will groan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When righteous people increase, the people [of God] rejoice, but when a wicked person rules, everybody groans.

King James 2000 Bible
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.
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