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Proverbs 14:28

In a multitude of people is a king’s splendor,
But in the dearth of people is a prince’s ruin.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent lips are not fitting for a wicked fool,
Even less are lying lips for a noble man.

Proverbs 19:6

Many will seek the favor of a noble man,
And everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Proverbs 23:1 - 23:3

The Fear of Yahweh

When you sit down to dine with a ruler,
Understand well what is before you,
So you should put a knife to your throat
If you are a man of appetite.
Do not desire his delicacies,
For it is bread of falsehood.

Proverbs 25:15

When one is slow to anger, a ruler may be persuaded,
And a soft tongue breaks the bone.

Proverbs 28:2

By the transgression of a land many are its princes,
But by a man who understands, who knows, so it endures.

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler pays attention to a lying word,
All his ministers become wicked.

Proverbs 29:26

Many seek the face of a ruler,
But justice for man comes from Yahweh.