Proverbs 29:2
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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.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.

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The Baptismal Covenant Can be Kept Unbroken. Aim and Responsibility of Parents.
We have gone "to the Law and to the Testimony" to find out what the nature and benefits of Baptism are. We have gathered out of the Word all the principal passages bearing on this subject. We have grouped them together, and studied them side by side. We have noticed that their sense is uniform, clear, and strong. Unless we are willing to throw aside all sound principles of interpretation, we can extract from the words of inspiration only one meaning, and that is that the baptized child is, by virtue
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

For, Concerning False Witness, which is Set Down in the Ten Commands of The...
36. For, concerning false witness, which is set down in the ten commands of the Law, it can indeed in no wise be contended that love of truth may at heart be preserved, and false witness brought forth to him unto whom the witness is borne. For, when it is said to God only, then it is only in the heart that the truth is to be embraced: but when it is said to man, then must we with the mouth also of the body bring forth truth, because man is not an inspector of the heart. But then, touching the witness
St. Augustine—On Lying

Cross References
Esther 8:15
Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced.

Job 34:30
So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.

Proverbs 11:10
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.

Proverbs 28:12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

Proverbs 28:15
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

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