By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge its state shall be prolonged.
The king by justice establishes the land: but he that receives bribes overthrows it.
The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.
And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking justice, and hastening righteousness.
Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
The LORD is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you.
Judges and officers shall you make in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.