New International Version
By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that receiveth gifts - This was notoriously the case in this kingdom, before the passing of the Magna Charta, or great charter of liberties. Hence that article in it, Nulli vendemus justitiam; "We will not sell justice to any." I have met with cases in our ancient records where, in order to get his right, a man was obliged almost to ruin himself in presents to the king, queen, and their favourites, to get the case decided in his favor.
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2 Chronicles 9:8
Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness."
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.
By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just;
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.
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