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When the king is concerned with justice, the nation will be strong, but when he is only concerned with money, he will ruin his country.
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A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.
Proverbs 29:14 The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
Proverbs 16:12 They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.
Proverbs 20:8 The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look.
1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul: Thou hast done foolishly, and hast not kept the commandments of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee. And if thou hadst not done thus, the Lord would now have established thy kingdom over Israel for ever:
2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel: and David did judgment and justice to all his people.
1 Kings 2:12 And Solomon sat upon the throne of his father David, and his kingdom was strengthened exceedingly.
Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face:
Psalm 99:4 And the king's honour loveth judgment. Thou hast prepared directions: thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.
Isaiah 9:7 His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Isaiah 49:8 Thus saith the Lord: In an acceptable time I have heard thee, and in the day of salvation I have helped thee: and I have preserved thee, and given thee to be a covenant of the people, that thou mightest raise up the earth, and possess the inheritances that were destroyed:
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2 Kings 15:18-20 And he did that which was evil before the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat, who made Israel to sin, all his days. . . .
Jeremiah 22:13-17 Woe to him that buildeth up his house by injustice, and his chambers not in judgment: that will oppress his friend without cause, and will not pay him his wages. . . .
Daniel 11:20 And there shall stand up in his place one most vile, and unworthy of kingly honour: and in a few days he shall be destroyed, not in rage nor in battle.
Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.
ContextThe Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
…3A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance. 4A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.5A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.…
2 Chronicles 9:8
Blessed be the Lord thy God, who hath been pleased to set thee on his throne, king of the Lord thy God. Because God loveth Israel, and will preserve them forever: therefore hath he made thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.
By me princes rule, and the mighty decree justice.
The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
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