4 By justice a king gives a country stability,
but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.
4 The king by judgment establisheth the land:
But he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
4 A just king gives stability to his nation,
but one who demands bribes destroys it.
4 The king establishes the land by justice,
But he who receives bribes overthrows it.
4 If a king is fair, he makes his country strong,
but if he takes gifts dishonestly, he tears his country down.
4 The king by justice establisheth the land;
But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
4 A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it.
4 By means of justice, a king builds up a country,
but a person who confiscates religious contributions tears it down.
4 By justice a king brings stability to a land,
but a man who demands “contributions”
4 By justice a king gives stability to the land,
but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it.
4 By justice a king gives stability to a land,
but a man of bribes will ruin it.
4 By doing what is fair, a king makes a country secure.
But the one who wants to be paid off tears it down.
4 The king gives stability to the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.