14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

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14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
    I have insight, I have power.(A)
15 By me kings reign
    and rulers(B) issue decrees that are just;
16 by me princes govern,(C)
    and nobles—all who rule on earth.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 8:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; other Hebrew manuscripts all righteous rulers

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