New Living Translation
A ruler with no understanding will oppress his people, but one who hates corruption will have a long life.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:16 Oppressor - The tyranny of a prince, is a manifest sign of folly. Prolong - By God's favour, the peace and satisfaction of his own mind, and the hearty love of his people.
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
What sorrow for the land ruled by a servant, the land whose leaders feast in the morning.
Childish leaders oppress my people, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you; they send you down the wrong road.
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