New Living Translation
A just king gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it.
King James Bible
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
Darby Bible Translation
A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it.
World English Bible
The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
Young's Literal Translation
A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down.
Proverbs 29:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:4 Judgment - By the free and impartial exercise of justice. Gifts - Bribes.
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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