Proverbs 29:2
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English Standard Version
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Proverbs 29:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

24 He who robbeth his father and mother, and saith:

     It is no wrong, Is a companion of the destroyer.

The second line is related to Proverbs 18:9. Instead of dominus perditionis there found, there is here אישׁ משׁחית, vir perdens (perditor); the word thus denotes a man who destroys, not from revenge, but from lust, and for the sake of the life of men, and that which is valuable for men; thus the spoiler, the incendiary, etc. Instead of אח there, here we have חבר in the same sense. He who robs his parents, i.e., takes to himself what belongs to them, and regards his doing so as no particular sin,

(Note: Accentuate ואמר אין פשׁע without Makkeph, as in Codd. 1294 and old editions.)

because he will at last come to inherit it all (cf. Proverbs 20:21 with Proverbs 19:26), to to be likened to a man who allows himself in all offences against the life and property of his neighbour; for what the deed of such a son wants in external violence, it makes up in its wickedness, because it is a rude violation of the tenderest and holiest demands of duty.

Proverbs 29:2 Parallel Commentaries

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the righteous

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

Proverbs 28:12,28 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden...

Esther 8:15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold...

Psalm 72:1-7 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son...

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

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

in authority or when the wicked

Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared to her.

Ecclesiastes 10:5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

Matthew 2:3,16 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him...

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

Job 34:30
that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people.

Proverbs 11:10
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.

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

Proverbs 28:15
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.

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