New Living Translation
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
King James Bible
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Darby Bible Translation
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
World English Bible
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Young's Literal Translation
In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.
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Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that …
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Then Mordecai left the king's presence, wearing the royal robe of blue and white, the great crown of gold, and an outer cloak of fine linen and purple. And the people of Susa celebrated the new decree.
He prevents the godless from ruling so they cannot be a snare to the people.
The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed; they shout for joy when the wicked die.
When the godly succeed, everyone is glad. When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding.
A wicked ruler is as dangerous to the poor as a roaring lion or an attacking bear.
when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.
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