New American Standard Bible
A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
King James Bible
The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
Darby Bible Translation
The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
World English Bible
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.
Young's Literal Translation
A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days.
Proverbs 28:16 Parallel
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.
O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.
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